Cardinals: Matt Holliday has interest in St. Louis bench coach opening
Former Cardinal outfielder Matt Holliday has interest in the Cardinals coaching opening.
The St. Louis Cardinals lost their bench coach Skip Schumaker last week after accepting a role as the next manager of the Miami Marlins. It appears another former Cardinal may be in line to take on the role for St. Louis.
Matt Holliday has been rumored for multiple coaching roles for the Cardinals over the last few years, and recently indicated interest in the bench coach role for St. Louis in an interview with Jim Hayes on Hot Take Central.
Holliday played for St. Louis from 2009-2016, slashing .293/.380/.494 with 156 HR and 616 RBI and was inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame this year. Holliday has been a volunteer assistant hitting coach with Oklahoma State since 2019, and recently had his son Jackson Holliday selected number one overall in the 2022 MLB First Year Player Draft.
Holliday, 42, is well respected among the Cardinals organization and was seen frequently around Busch Stadium in 2022 with his induction as well as celebrations for former teammates. The former Cardinal outfielder has said on many occasions that he loves St. Louis, so it would make a lot of sense for him to find a role on the Cardinals coaching staff.
While there have not been any conversations with Mozeliak yet, speaking publicly about potential interest in a role means there is a least a little bit of fire to the story. It remains to be seen if Holliday’s interest will increase and if the Cardinals front office would want him, but this is a story worth watching over the coming weeks.