In today's game versus the Mets, Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday was a late scratch with a sore big toe.
"It's not worth playing," Holliday said, per MLB.com's Matthew Leach. "I could have played if it was a game that meant something. But I figured since I've played 17 out of the last 18 games, I could stand to sit one."
Per Leach, manager Tony La Russa won't necessarily rush Holliday back into the lineup for the team's exhibition games on Monday and Tuesday. La Russa's main concern is for Holliday to be available for Opening Day (Thursday against the Padres).
In his first full season with the Cards, Holliday hit .312 and 28 home runs with 103 runs batted in last year.