October 28, 2011 / 6:31 PM / 8 years ago

Holliday replaced by Chambers for Game Seven of World Series

St Louis Cardinals Adron Chambers connects for the game winning RBI single against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eleventh inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

ST LOUIS (Reuters) - St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will miss Friday’s Game Seven of the World Series against the Texas Rangers due to injury and will be replaced on the roster by outfielder Adron Chambers, Major League Baseball (MLB) said on Friday.

Holliday severely bruised the pinky finger on his right hand during Thursday’s thrilling 10-9 Game Six victory in 11 innings at Busch Stadium.

MLB approved the roster substitution under postseason rules that allow injured players to be replaced during the World Series if the severity of the injury is such that it would require a disabled list assignment during the regular season.

Reporting by Larry Fine, Editing by Julian Linden; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com

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