(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.
#Yankees are close to a deal with Matt Holliday according to sources.— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) December 4, 2016
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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