Holliday intends to continue his playing career during the 2019 season, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
After hitting free agency last winter, Holliday went unsigned until late July, when he reunited with the Rockies on a minor-league contract. The 38-year-old was added to the big-league roster just under a month later and made an impact for the Rockies during their run to the postseason, slashing .283/.415/.434 across 65 plate appearances. Given his age and limited defensive utility at this stage of his career, Holliday may have to settle for another minor-league deal with the Rockies or another club this offseason, but he proved in the second half of 2018 that he's still capable of making an impact with the bat as a part-time player.
Holliday went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.
Holliday took Clayton Kershaw deep in the second inning for his second home run since joining the Rockies on Aug. 23. It was the first time that Holliday has hit a home run off Kershaw in 39 career at-bats, and the 38-year-old is now 11-for-27 in 11 games for the Rockies this year. He's competing for playing time with Gerardo Parra and David Dahl in Colorado's outfield, but he's benefited by the fact that both Parra and Dahl struggle against lefties while he carries a career .294 average against southpaws.
Holliday hit a pinch-hit solo home run Saturday against the Cardinals.
Holliday took John Gant deep for his first home run since joining the Rockies on Thursday. He earned a start on his first day with the club but has since appeared only as a pinch hitter. It remains to be seen both how big his role will be with the team and how effective he'll be when given an opportunity.
Holliday will have his contract selected from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday and will be in the starting lineup in left field against the Padres, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Holliday has played in 15 games for Albuquerque after signing a minor-league deal with the organization in late July. During those outings, he's slashed .346/.452/.596 with three home runs and 14 RBI. Even though regular playing time shouldn't be expected, Holliday will provide the Rockies with an extra bat off the bench and may receive some starts in the corner outfield spots as well as first base, mostly in matchups against left-handed starters. Across 105 games with the Yankees last year, he hit .231 with a .748 OPS and 64 RBI.
Holliday has slashed .347/.458/.612 (178 wRC+) across 59 plate appearances in 14 games with Triple-A Colorado Springs.
The 38-year-old remained on the free-agent market until late July, when he inked a minor-league deal with the Rockies, for whom he played from 2004 through 2008. The time away from the game hasn't seemed to hurt Holliday, as he's been one of the top hitters in the Pacific Coast League since reporting to Triple-A. (Although, of course, Colorado Springs and the PCL overall typically favor batters.) While his lack of defensive flexibility and absence of a 40-man roster spot are marks against his case for a callup, the Rockies would likely find a way to create space for him in September. He would give the team a quality right-handed bat off the bench and could be called upon for occasional starts at first base or in the corner outfield.
Holliday signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Saturday, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
He is reporting to the Rockies' Pioneer League affiliate in Grand Junction before likely going to Triple-A Albuquerque later next week, looking to prove he still has something left in the tank at age 38. Holliday last played pro baseball for the Yankees in 2017, hitting .231/.316/.432 with 19 home runs and a 26.7 percent strikeout rate -- the first time in his big-league career that he struck out over 20 percent of the time. It's a sentimental story for Holliday to return to his original organization, but his defensive deficiencies in left field and at first base make this a curious signing from a baseball standpoint. Of course, the signing may be more about Holliday being around the organization's young players, rather than anything the Rockies expect him to contribute on the field.
Holliday is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the ALCS against the Astros on Tuesday.
The Yankees will give Gary Sanchez a defensive breather and move him to DH for Game 4, sending Holliday to the bench while opening up a spot for Austin Romine to draw his first start of the postseason behind the dish. Holliday has appeared in just one game and is 0-for-3 so far in the playoffs.
Holliday is out of the lineup for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros on Monday.
Holliday has appeared in just one game of the 2017 postseason, that being Game 1 of the ALCS. In said outing he went 0-for-3. He'll remain on the bench Monday while Chase Headley occupies the DH spot and hits ninth.
Holliday is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the ALCS against the Astros on Saturday.
Holliday made his first start of the playoffs during Friday's loss, but went just 0-for-3 at the plate, and was replaced by Jacoby Ellsbury in the ninth. Chase Headley will take over in the DH spot for Game 2, while batting ninth in the order.
Holliday is in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros on Friday.
Although Holliday didn't appear at all during the Yankees' ALDS victory over the Indians, he will be in the lineup for Friday's series opener in Houston with left-hander Dallas Keuchel taking the mound for the home team. Holliday is set to DH in the eight spot. Over the course of the 2017 season, he hit .231/.316/.432 with 19 home runs and 64 RBI.
Holliday is out of the lineup for Game 5 of the ALDS against the Indians on Wednesday.
Holliday hasn't seen any playing time in this series, and that trend will continue Wednesday as he will remain on the bench for the decisive Game 5. Jacoby Ellsbury will draw the start at the DH spot and bat eighth in the order.
Holliday is out of the lineup for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Indians on Monday.
Holliday, who's yet to appear in a game this postseason, will remain out of the lineup Monday. Chase Headley will fill in at the DH spot and hit seventh with Holliday sitting.
Holliday is not in the lineup for Sunday's ALDS Game 3 against the Indians.
Holliday will be withheld from the Yankees' starting lineup for the third consecutive postseason game as manager Joe Girardi has again decided to start Jacoby Ellsbury at designated hitter.
Holliday is not in the lineup against the Indians for Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday.
Holliday has yet to make an appearance during the Yankees' two playoff games thus far, and could be in line for another no-show since manager Joe Girardi elected to place Jacoby Ellsbury in the DH spot for Friday's game. With right-hander Carlos Carrasco on tap for Sunday's contest, Holliday may remain in a reserve role once again.
Holliday is out of the lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Indians on Thursday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Holliday will spend another day on the bench, with manager Joe Girardi electing to place Chase Headley in the starting nine as the designated hitter for the series opener. Since coming off the DL (back) on Sept. 1, Holliday is hitting .237/.303/.441 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 17 games.
Holliday is not in the lineup for Tuesday's wild-card game against the Twins.
With right-hander Ervin Santana toeing the rubber for the Twins, the Yankees will deploy lefty-hitting Jacoby Ellsbury as their DH, leaving Holliday on the bench to open the game. He'll be available as a pinch hitter if needed.
Holliday is out of Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays, Pete Caldera of The Record reports.
He has just 18 at-bats over the last 11 games, and his grip on playing time seems to be loosening now that Aaron Hicks has rejoined the fray. Holliday will be available off the bench while Hicks starts in right field and Aaron Judge gets the nod at DH.
Holliday is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.
Holliday will sit out a third straight game as Chase Headley again serves as the designated hitter. The former has been a frequent bench occupier this month, with the Yankees seemingly making an effort to rest him up for the postseason.
Holliday is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays.
Holliday will spend a second straight day out of the lineup while Chase Headley gets the nod at the DH position for the series finale. Since the beginning of September, Holliday has started 14 of the club's 24 games, and is hitting ,241/.311/.407 with two home runs and 12 RBI.
Holliday is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays.
With Holliday out, Aaron Judge will spend the night in the DH spot. Holliday returned from a back injury in early September and has played in 15 games since. In that time he's hit .241 with a .719 OPS and 12 RBI.
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