Matt Holliday, hobbled for two weeks by a left quadriceps injury, will be heading to the 15-day disabled list according to reports from Matthew Leach and others. Holliday, hitting a National League-leading .342, has played intermittently over the last two weeks, and isn't expected to spend more than the full 15 days on the disabled list, which will be started from his May 31 pinch-hit appearance. Holliday missed 10 days earlier in the season after requiring an emergency appendectomy following a strong Opening Day debut, but wasn't placed on the disabled list at the time.
Early in the second season of a seven-year, $120 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals Holliday is hitting .342/.433/.542 with 13 doubles and six home runs in 44 games. He recently found himself in second place in early MLB All-Star Game voting, just ahead of new teammate Lance Berkman in the NL outfield, which they would share, if voting ended today, with the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun.
Holliday had played at least 155 games for four years out of the last five prior to this spate of nagging injuries.