Cardinals Bring Former 7-Time All-Star Back Into The Fold

The St. Louis Cardinals are reaching into the recent past to bring back a former World Series winner as their new bench coach, naming 7-time All-Star Matt Holliday to the position. 

As noted by reporter Craig Mish, Holliday was considering joining his former Cardinals teammate Skip Schumaker in Miami after he took on the Marlins' managerial post, but decided to go with the Cards, and now instead will replace Schumaker as the team's bench coach. 

Now 42, Holliday spent eight years in St. Louis after arriving in a 2009 trade deadline deal from Colorado. He compiled a .293 average, an .874 OPS, and averaged 26 home runs during that time, hitting 156 of his 316 big league home runs in St. Louis. He retired after the 2018 season, having spent 15 years in the majors.  

He had been coaching at Oklahoma State University, but this will be his first coaching gig at the major league level.  

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