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From Bad To Worse For St. Louis Cardinals As Matt Holliday Undergoes Appendectomy

We’re less than two full days into the 2011 regular season and the St. Louis Cardinals know nothing but losses. They lost their best pitcher shortly after spring training began. They lost their first game of the year after losing a lead in the ninth inning with two outs. Albert Pujols lost repeatedly at the plate yesterday as he became the first player in 91 years to hit into three double plays on opening day.

Now the Cardinals have lost the second-most dangerous bat in their lineup for a while. Matt Holliday underwent an appendectomy Friday. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Recovery timetables from an appendectomy tend to vary. Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer underwent the operation last May and didn’t pitch for about two months. On the other end of the spectrum, Giants outfielder Andres Torres returned to game action just 12 days after his appendectomy in September 2010.

I guess it’s good that this cropped up very early in the season instead of September. Unfortunately, that’s probably the best thing going for the Cardinals right now.

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