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Holliday wants spring decision on position

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St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) watches his home run against the Washington Nationals during the  eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Washington. The Cardinals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) By Nick Wass St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) watches his home run against the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Washington. The Cardinals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) By Nick Wass

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Holliday says he'll play wherever the St. Louis Cardinals put him, but would like to know by spring training so he'd have enough time to adjust to a position switch.

When the Cardinals signed free agent Lance Berkman last month, general manager John Mozeliak said he wasn't sure if he'd ask Holliday to move from left field to right field. Berkman, who'll be 35 next month, has been primarily a first baseman the last four years but has dropped 20 pounds in preparation for a return to the outfield.

Holliday said Sunday he assumed he'd be in left field but would be willing to move if Berkman or manager Tony La Russa wanted him to. He said he's more comfortable in left but could get comfortable in right field during spring training.

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