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Matt Adams | First Baseman | #18

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Slippery Rock
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 23 (0) / STL
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Matt Adams (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday versus the Mets.
Adams is currently limited to pinch-hitting duties because of a lingering right hamstring injury and he probably won't see another start before the conclusion of the season. The 29-year-old is under the Braves' control for 2018 via salary arbitration. He impressed in Atlanta while healthy, putting up an .857 OPS with 19 home runs and 57 RBI in 98 games. Sep 28 - 8:53 AM

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Matt Adams (hamstring) flied out as a pinch-hitter Tuesday night against the Mets.

Adams may be limited to pinch-hitting duties the rest of the way because of a lingering right hamstring injury. He's slashing .274/.319/.524 with 20 home runs and 64 RBI in 128 games this year between the Cardinals and Braves.
Sep 27 - 8:54 AM

Matt Adams (hamstring) is currently limited to pinch-hitting duties.

Adams tweaked his right hamstring 16 days ago and he's still working through some discomfort. He might not get another start before the end of the regular season. Adams, 28, is arbitration-eligible this winter.
Sep 26 - 4:27 PM

Matt Adams (hamstring) is once again out of the Braves' starting lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.

Adams hasn't played since being removed from Sunday's series finale against the Marlins with cramping in his right hamstirng. Freddie Freeman will play first base for the Braves on Wednesday, and Rio Ruiz is starting at third.
Sep 13 - 4:34 PM

Matt Adams (hamstring) is out of the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.

Adams was removed from Sunday's series finale against the Marlins after experiencing cramping in his right hamstring. It's unclear whether he is available to pinch-hit Tuesday night at Nationals Park.
Sep 12 - 7:08 PM

Matt Adams was removed from Sunday's game due to cramping in his right hamstring.

The injury is considered minor and the Braves are hopeful that he'll be able to return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Sep 10 - 6:49 PM

Matt Adams was lifted from Sunday's game against the Marlins with an apparent right hamstring injury.

Adams pulled up lame as he was going into second base following a double. The Braves should have more on his status after the game.
Sep 10 - 3:19 PM

Matt Adams hit his 20th home run of the year Monday in the Braves' loss to the Rangers.

It was a two-run shot in the bottom of the fourth inning off Rangers starter Andrew Cashner, but that was all the offense Atlanta could muster in the home defeat at SunTrust Park. Adams has cooled off considerably in the second half, though he still holds a respectable .839 OPS for the season.
Sep 4 - 11:32 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk Wednesday in the first game against the Phillies.

After going almost a month without a homer, Adams has three in his last 20 at-bats. The little hot streak is good timing for the Braves, who would be happy to flip him for a prospect prior to Friday.
Aug 30 - 3:21 PM

Matt Adams went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Reds.

He opened the scoring in the second inning by homering off starter Sal Romano. Adams had a nice run of fantasy value while Freddie Freeman was on the disabled list but his playing time has been diminishing of late. Matt Kemp is expected to be activated from the disabled list soon so Adams will probably function as power off the bench most days. He has a .273 batting average with 17 home runs and 54 RBI.
Aug 19 - 12:10 AM

Matt Adams hit a two-run homer off the bench Thursday against the Rockies.

Even with Matt Kemp out, Adams hasn't started a game in five days, and now the Braves are expected to activate Kemp on Friday. As a result, pinch-hitting seems like all Adams is going to do for the foreseeable future. The homer today was his first since July 23. He's hitting .211 with three homers in 71 at-bats since the All-Star break.
Aug 17 - 6:48 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Braves' lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

Adams is a novice outfielder and the Braves feel the dimensions at Coors Field might be tricky for him. He'll be limited to pinch-hitting until the Braves return home on Friday, at which point Matt Kemp is expected to return from a hamstring injury.
Aug 16 - 4:55 PM

Matt Adams will not start any of the Braves' four games in left field in Colorado this week.

The club thinks the outfield in Colorado is just too big for Adams to handle. It's a bummer for Adams' fantasy owners, as they probably figured they could count on a Coors Field boost this week. Danny Santana is in left field Monday and Lane Adams could draw a start there Tuesday.
Aug 14 - 6:30 PM

Matt Adams went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

Adams came through with an RBI single in the sixth inning, the only hit he would collect in the contest. For the season as a whole, he is slashing .275/.318/.511 with 16 homers and 51 RBI in 96 games. He has been scuffling of late, managing just six hits in his last 31 at-bats.
Aug 11 - 11:32 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-3 with an RBI as the Braves' left fielder Tuesday against the Phillies.

They were Adams' first hits of the month. Past the hot streak that opened his Braves career, Adams is hitting .248 with three homers and a 28/6 K/BB ratio in 105 at-bats in his last 33 games. He's a fair stopgap at first base, but his bat isn't good enough to make his glove palatable in left field.
Aug 8 - 10:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Tony Sanchez
4David Freitas
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Adonis Garcia
3Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Matt Adams
3Jace Peterson
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
3Lane Adams
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
5Lucas Sims
6Max Fried
7Luiz Gohara
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Sam Freeman
6Dan Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Matt Wisler
9A.J. Minter
10Jacob Lindgren
11Armando Rivero
12Luke Jackson
13Rex Brothers