Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday made an early exit from Sunday’s 15-inning loss to the Royals due to what was being called a “hip flexor condition.”
But it’s apparently not a major concern.
According to Hall of Famer Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Holliday is serving as the Cardinals’ designated hitter for Tuesday night’s series-opener against the Tigers in Detroit.
Allen Craig will play left field, Skip Schumaker will handle center and Carlos Beltran is out in right.
Holliday, 32, is hitting .282/.365/.484 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI in 282 plate appearances this year.