St. Louis Cardinals Rumors: Matt Holliday Injury Could End Season, Trade For Outfielder Likely Coming

St. Louis Cardinals rumors reveal a possible season-ending Matt Holliday injury. Holliday suffered another tear to his right quad, forcing him to leave a game against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night (July 29). A report from CBS Sports confirmed that he has torn the same quad muscle that had him on the disabled list earlier in the 2015 MLB season. Now, the Cardinals may be forced to trade for another outfielder or hitter that can step into the middle of the lineup.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Holliday just made the National League All-Star team (again), showing that he is putting together another good year. This is despite already spending about six weeks on the disabled list for tearing that same quad in the first half. Now there are going to be theories that he was rushed back too quickly from that original injury and that his quad was fully healed yet.

The fresh St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors link the team to the Milwaukee Brewers and first baseman Adam Lind. The assumption with trying to acquire someone like Lind, is that it would then push Mark Reynolds into more outfield duty. Lind would be an inexpensive acquisition, but could give the Cardinals a bit of power. Fans will likely want a bigger bat to come over before the July 31 MLB trade deadline, but there aren’t that many left on the market. Two that teams are shopping for, though, are Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies and Justin Upton of the San Diego Padres.

Coming into Wednesday night, Matt Holliday had a.291 batting average,.411 on-base percentage, and an.833 OPS. Those are better numbers (across the board) than he posted in the 2014 MLB season, even though his power numbers are a bit down. With just four home runs, he isn’t the power hitter that he once was, but his ability to drive in runs and get on base is still All-Star caliber. Losing him from the everyday lineup is going to be a big deal.

With the best record in baseball at 64-36, the Cardinals aren’t necessarily desperate to make a move, but this Matt Holliday injury isn’t something to be taken lightly. If the front office can find a trading partner that is desperate to make a move, it’s possible that a deal could take place before July 31. Fans should expect to see a lot of St. Louis Cardinals rumors over the next few days, with the potential acquisition of a new offensive weapon coming. As for Holliday, he will do his best to try to be available by the end of September, but that might not happen.

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