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Cardinals LF Matt Holliday headed to DL with fractured right thumb

St. Louis leftfielder Matt Holliday will be placed on the disabled list after sustaining a broken right thumb when he was hit by a pitch on Thursday night.

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday sustained a broken right thumb during Thursday night's game against the Chicago Cubs and will be headed to the 15-day disabled list, the team announced

Holliday was hit in the seventh inning of the Cubs' 4–3 extra innings victory by a 94 mph fastball from Cubs reliever Mike Montgomery. Holliday was immediately removed from the game and sent for X-rays, which showed the fracture. 

The team will learn more about the severity of the injury when Holliday visits with the team's hand specialist this weekend.

"Those affect seasons," Holliday said of the pitch. "It's super disappointing [to get hurt]. But it's part of the sport, unfortunately."

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Holliday, 36, is hitting .242 this season with a team-leading 19 home runs and 60 RBIs. The Cardinals (60–55) are 13 games back of the first-place Cubs in the NL Central and sit a half-game back for the NL's second wild card spot.

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