Designated hitter Matt Holliday has been scratched from today’s lineup due to lower back stiffness, according to the Yankees PR Department. Chris Carter replaces Holliday in the order and will bat third.
Lineup change today for the @Yankees — Matt Holliday scratched due to lower back stiffness. Chris Carter to DH and bat third in the order.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) April 15, 2017
Holliday went 0-for-4 yesterday with three strikeouts and looked uncomfortable against St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha all night. The 37-year-old is hitting .242/.419/.394 with one home run and five RBIs so far on the young season.
Holliday has an injury history. The Yankees hope he won’t miss much time and with an injury like this, a couple days rest should be help the veteran get back into the lineup.