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Holliday closer to returning

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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday sits on the bench after being picked off at second base during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on opening day Thursday, March 31, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday sits on the bench after being picked off at second base during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on opening day Thursday, March 31, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Holliday says he's closer to returning to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup.
  
The cleanup hitter played catch and ran a few sprints Tuesday, four days after having an appendectomy. Holliday assumes he'll be on a 10-game West Coast trip that starts Friday.
  
Holliday said the big test will be swinging a bat and he might try on Wednesday.
  
Holliday hasn't played since going 3 for 4 with a home run in the season opener.
  
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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