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Matt Holliday signs one-year contract with the Yankees

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(KMOV) - Long time Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is headed to New York to play for the Yankees.

Holliday agreed to a one-year contract with the Yankees that is expected to pay him $13 million. Holliday turns 37 years old next month, and has been plagued by injuries the past two years.

It’s likely that he’ll be used primarily as a designated hitter by the Yankees, who have lost Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann from last year’s club.

Holliday spent eight seasons in St. Louis with the Cardinals. He was headed towards a solid season in 2016 until he suffered a broken thumb when hit by a pitch.

He was limited to 110 games but still managed to hit 20 homeruns and drive in 62. Off the field, Holliday kept a low profile in St. Louis but was quietly involved in numerous charities.

He helped Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital raise more than $3.7 million dollars in the first five years of a program called “Homers for Health.”

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