Matt Holliday during his time with the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. (Photo: Tim Marsh / @ABQTopes)
The Colorado Rockies are about to get an extra Holliday.
The Rockies are bringing Matt Holliday up from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Rockies manager Bud Black confirmed what KOA NewsRadio had reported earlier Thursday morning.
"Matt flew in last night (Wednesday)," Black said on Colorado's Morning News. "We're going to activate him today. We're going to pop him in the lineup and put him out in left field."
Black says Holliday's postseason experience will be a great addition to the club.
"He has great leadership skills. As we go down the stretch here, he's been through this before a number of times. HI sexperience will be invaluable for us."
The Rockies signed Holliday to a minor league deal in late July. He spent several days with the rookie level Grand Junction Rockies before jumping to Triple-A Albuquerque.
In 15 games with the Isotopes, Holliday hit .346 (18-52) with three home runs, 14 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
Holliday played for the Rockies from 2004-2008 was was a member of their World Series runner-up team that lost to the Boston Red Sox in the Fall Classic.
In his five years in Denver, Holliday hit .319 with 128 home runs and 483 RBIs.
The Rockies traded Holliday to the Oakland A's after the 2008 season in a deal that brought outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to the Rockies.
Holliday went on to win a World Series with the Cardinals in 2011, playing for the club from 2009-2016.
He spent last year with the New York Yankees.
The Rockies originally selected Holliday in the seventh round of the 1998 June Amateur Draft.
Black joined Colorado's Morning News on Thursday and talked about Holliday's return.
After he signed with the Rockies, he talked about returning to the organization. Video courtesy the Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction.