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Matt Adams | First Baseman

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 260
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Matt Adams hit his first home run since July 19 in the Cardinals' loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Adams crushed a Kyle Kendrick pitch for a foul ball just a few pitches before launching the towering shot into the right field seats. The homer was his 13th of the year, and it was his only hit in three at-bats. Adams is batting .309/.333/.492 overall this season. Aug 22 - 10:10 PM

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Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with an RBI single Friday against the Padres.

Adams was among the league leaders in batting going into the All-Star break, but he entered Friday's action with a .226/.258/.323 batting line in the second half. The good news is that he now has back-to-back multi-hit games under his belt. He hasn't done that in more than a month.
Aug 16 - 1:05 AM

Matt Adams hit the Cardinals' first walkoff homer since 2011 Monday in a 2-0 win over the Pirates.

Incredibly, the Cardinals hadn't had a walkoff since David Freese's in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. Adams also had the Cardinals' lone hit off Charlie Morton in the game, a first-inning double. The homer in the ninth off Justin Wilson came after Matt Carpenter walked to start the frame. It was Adams' 10th homer, seven of which have come in the 23 games since he returned from the disabled list.
Jul 8 - 12:29 AM

Matt Adams had a good day at the plate on Sunday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored against the Marlins.

Adams had three singles to go along with an RBI double in the eighth inning. The four-hit game brought his season line up to .328/.341/.522, as he's been one of the best and most consistent offensive performers for the Cardinals this season. To top it all off, Adams also stole his third base of the season in the loss.
Jul 6 - 7:50 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather against left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Allen Craig is playing first base Sunday, with Shane Robinson handling right field.
Jun 29 - 1:44 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the Cardinals' 9-6 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Perhaps most notable is the fact that Adams' two-run shot came off left-hander Yohan Flande, his second homer of the year against lefties. Since returning from the disabled list on June 13, Adams is hitting .340 (16-for-47) with six home runs and 16 RBI. Overall, the hefty first baseman is hitting .328/.337/.535 with nine bombs and 33 RBI.
Jun 25 - 7:07 PM

Matt Adams had two homers and six RBI to lead the Cardinals to an 8-0 win over the Rockies on Monday.

Adams singled in two runs in the third, but he was just getting started; he had a solo homer off Jhoulys Chacin in the fifth and then a three-run shot off Franklin Morales in the seventh. The latter bomb was his first homer off a left-hander this season. He had been hitting .156/.184/.200 against them in 45 at-bats.
Jun 24 - 12:31 AM

Matt Adams hit his third home run in three days, and the Cardinals held on to beat the Nationals 5-2 on Sunday.

Adams gave the Cardinals an early lead with a two-run shot off Doug Fister in the second inning, and they led from there on out. Adams has been on a homer binge since coming off the disabled list on Friday, smacking one in each of his three games after hitting three in his first 52 contests. Adams is batting .327/.338/.512 with those six homers on the season.
Jun 15 - 5:38 PM

Matt Adams homered again Saturday in the Cardinals' 4-1 win over the visiting Nationals.

Adams also went deep Friday in his first game back from the disabled list. His solo shot in the seventh inning Saturday snapped a 1-1 tie and sparked a three-run frame for the home team. The big first baseman is batting .328/.340/.502 with five homers and 19 RBI in 54 games.
Jun 14 - 10:04 PM

Matt Adams (calf) went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in his return from the disabled list Friday against the Nationals.

Talk about returning with a bang. Adams' second-inning blast off Jordan Zimmermann was the only offense of the night for either team. The 25-year-old hasn't shown much power so far this season, with just four home runs in 53 games, but he's hitting .330 with an .834 OPS.
Jun 13 - 10:59 PM

Cardinals activated 1B Matt Adams from the 15-day disabled list.

Adams spent the minimum amount of time on the DL with a strained calf, convincing the Cards he was ready by getting through four rehab games with no issues. The big first baseman was batting .325/.337/.474 with three homers and 17 RBI before the injury. Oscar Taveras was sent down in a corresponding move.
Jun 13 - 3:29 PM

Matt Adams (calf) went 1-for-4 with a single Thursday in his fourth rehab game with Triple-A Memphis.

Adams, out since late May with a strained calf, is expected to be activated from the disabled list as soon as he's eligible on Friday. It's possible that Oscar Taveras could be sent down in a corresponding roster move.
Jun 12 - 4:46 PM

Matt Adams (calf) went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI Wednesday night at Triple-A Memphis.

If all else goes well for Adams on Thursday, he should rejoin the Cards on Friday to start the club's weekend series versus the Nationals. The first baseman has been sidelined since late May with a strained calf. Oscar Taveras could be sent back to the minors to open up a major league roster spot.
Jun 11 - 11:54 PM

Matt Adams (calf) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Memphis.

It was his first game action since landing on the DL at the end of May with a strained left calf. He's eligible to return on Friday and should be able to do just that barring any setbacks. The 25-year-old is batting .325/.337/.474 with three homers and 17 RBI this season.
Jun 10 - 11:17 AM

Matt Adams (calf) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis as soon as Monday.

Adams has progressed steadily since going on the disabled list at the end of May with a strained left calf. He's eligible to return on Friday and seems likely to be activated at that time if he can avoid a setback. The big first baseman is hitting .325/.337/.474 with three homers and 17 RBI this season.
Jun 8 - 11:51 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2A.J. Pierzynski
3Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Oscar Taveras
2Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Justin Masterson
6Shelby Miller
7Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Seth Maness
4Randy Choate
5Sam Freeman
6Jason Motte
7Nick Greenwood
8Carlos Martinez