JUPITER, Fla - Carlos Beltran (toe) is off today following yesterday’s return to the lineup against the Mets but manager Mike Matheny insists his right fielder came out the game fine and is in a good spot moving forward.
“(He) feels great today. He promised me he’d be fine and he said ‘I told you so’. He’ll be ready to go,” Matheny said.
Matt Holliday (side), meanwhile, is currently back in the Cards lineup for their game against the Nationals after getting scratched at the last minute yesterday for precautionary reasons.
“(Holliday) looks good today. Once again that was a precautionary deal,” Matheny said. “We’re waiting to see how it goes through the workout. If he feels anything, (since it’s) another cold day, we wouldn’t hesitate (to take him out). He assured me if it was a regular season game it wouldn’t be an issue.”
The Cards play the Nationals at 12 pm St. Louis time at Roger Dean Stadium this afternoon.