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Matt Holliday


Holliday was out of the lineup Tuesday, but received good news on his left wrist. "He has a deep bruise and that made everybody's day," manager Clint Hurdle said. Holliday was hit by a pitch from Arizona starter Claudio Vargas. "It beats the heck out of the alternative of being down for any length of time," Hurdle said.


Rockies left fielder Holliday left Monday night's game with the Arizona Diamondbacks with a bruised wrist. Holliday was hit on the left wrist with a 1-0 pitch from Arizona starter Claudio Vargas that loaded the bases with two outs in the third. Holliday remained in the game as Brad Hawpe flied out to right to end the inning, but did not take the field in the fourth. He was listed as day to day.


Holliday was selected to his first All-Star team Sunday and will be a reserve outfielder for the National League. He is hitting .345 with 15 homers and 55 RBIs this season.


Holliday hit a pair of solo homers and scored three runs to spark the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 win over St. Louis Monday night. Both home runs came off Cardinals right-hander Jason Marquis as the Rockies won their fourth straight game.


Holliday had a career-high eight RBI against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, which included a couple of three-run home runs. His second home run came off Padres third baseman Sean Burroughs. The RBI total was the most by a player in the National League this year and tied the Rockies' franchise record.


Holliday extended his current hitting streak to eight games, going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI in Wednesday's victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Over that span, the Rockies' outfielder is 13-for-33 (.394) with three doubles, two homers and nine RBI.


Holliday has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies and is expected to be available for Tuesday's game against the Washington Nationals. The outfielder, who has missed more than a month with a broken right pinkie finger, fills the roster spot of the demoted Ryan Spilborghs.


Holliday has been sent to Double-A Tulsa to begin a minor league rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks, the Rockies' outfielder, who has missed more than a month with a broken right pinkie finger, will be activated from the 15-day disabled list shortly after the All-Star break.


The Colorado Rockies placed Holliday on the 15-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to Thursday, with a broken right pinky finger. The injury originally was thought to be a sprain, but the 25-year-old outfielder will sit out at least two weeks with a fracture. He was hitting .291 with four home runs and 23 RBI.


As a precautionary measure, the Rockies decided to give Holliday the day off Sunday, due to a sprained pinkie finger. However, the injury is considered minor, and the outfielder should resume regular duties within the next couple of days. Cory Sullivan got the starting nod in Holliday's stead. For the season, Holliday is batting .305 with four home runs, 23 RBI and six stolen bases in 51 contests.


Holliday notched his third multihit game in as many days, going 3-for-3 with a double, two home runs, two RBI, two walks and two runs scored in Thursday's comeback victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Rockies' third baseman has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, including seven straight. Over that span, he is batting .400 with three home runs, five RBI and three stolen bases.


Holliday turned in his best peformance of the young 2005 campaign in Tuesday's victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, going a perfect 4-for-4 with a triple, walk, three RBI and a run scored. The Rockies' outfielder also extended his current hitting streak to five contests and notched his fourth multihit game of the season.

Although he has yet to find the seats, Holliday is off to a strong start, batting .321 with nine RBI and two stolen bases in 13 games.