Cardinals activate Matt Holliday from the disabled list

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It’s a big day for the Cardinals’ lineup getting healthy.

Not only is first baseman Matt Adams starting his first game since late May, the Cardinals have also activated left fielder Matt Holliday from the disabled list after he missed the past six weeks–and most of the past three months–with a quadriceps injury.

Holliday is not in the starting lineup tonight, but is expected to see regular playing time down the stretch. He’s played 63 games this season, hitting .290 with four homers and an .830 OPS for his 12th straight year with an OPS above .800.

Orioles option LHP Bruce Zimmermann to minors

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SARASOTA, Fla. – The Baltimore Orioles have optioned left-handers Bruce Zimmermann and Nick Vespi and reassigned infielder Lewin Díaz, left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez and catcher Mark Kolozsvary to minor league camp.

The Orioles announced the moves Monday.

Baltimore’s spring training roster now has 46 players.

Zimmermann made 13 starts last season. He went 2-5 with a 5.99 ERA.

The competition for rotation spots with the Orioles has been a significant story during spring training, but after the team acquired Cole Irvin and Kyle Gibson in the offseason – and with top prospect Grayson Rodriguez in the mix as well – there were a lot of pitchers Zimmermann needed to beat out.