Matheny wanted to give Holliday, who was a late scratch from the lineup on Saturday, two more days to help the outfielder's back issue. With an off day on Monday, Holliday would get three days to rest up for the final six days of the homestand against the White Sox and Royals.
"He woke up and felt a little tight and came in and went through BP and just never did get loose," Matheny said before Sunday's game. "Then, swinging right before the game yesterday, doing his normal routine, he felt it grab a little more and realized it was time."
Holliday had appeared in 58 of the team's first 59 games this season. He is hitting .276 with nine doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 35 RBIs and 38 runs scored.