St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday suffered a facial abrasion in his nose and upper lip area after being hit by a pitch in Thursday’s game against the San Diego Padres. However, he has been cleared to return.

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Holliday Active vs. Dodgers

Friday, July 22

The Cardinals announced Holliday will play against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.

Injuries Continue to Surface for Holliday

Holliday battled lower-back tightness right after the season started in April, but he’s otherwise been healthy following a 2015 campaign that was littered with injuries. 

A year ago, Holliday was limited to just 73 appearances as he battled a right quadriceps injury that hindered his availability throughout the summer. He finished the abbreviated campaign with a .279 batting average, four home runs and 35 RBI.

Prior to the injury, Holliday was batting .244 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI. He’s also posted an on-base percentage of .319.

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