Over the weekend we didn’t see much of Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday, which was because the National League doesn’t have the DH option in their starting lineup. So the only time we really saw Holliday was when he was pinch-hitting.
There was the notion that the Yankees could have used Holliday in the field over the course of the weekend, but in the end Yankees manager Joe Girardi nixed the idea.
Despite not using Holliday except for pinch-hitting situations, Girardi said he will rethink how he’ll use Holliday the next time the team goes to a National League Park. The Yankees will visit both the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds–both former teams of closer Aroldis Chapman–starting on May 5th.
“I’ll see what we do on the next trip,” Girardi said after the Yankees fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.
While the Yankees could have used Holliday’s bat in the lineup over the weekend, Holliday is currently in a 2-for-24 slide with nine strikeouts.
However the Yankees will be happy to have him return as the DH when the team begins a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.