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Matt Adams | First Baseman | #32

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 260
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Slippery Rock
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 23 (0) / STL
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Matt Adams (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.
Adams is on the comeback trail after missing a couple weeks with shoulder inflammation. He'll have to settle for a reserve role upon his return now that Matt Carpenter has settled in at first base. Adams holds a .247 average with 12 homers in 253 at-bats this year. Aug 25 - 8:38 PM

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Matt Adams (shoulder) is aiming to begin a rehab assignment in the next couple of days.

Adams has been on the disabled list since August 11 with inflammation in his right shoulder. The big first baseman owns a weak .249 batting average and .307 on-base percentage in 95 games this season for the Cardinals, though he has registered a decent .455 SLG. He'll likely return to a bench role.
Aug 23 - 4:28 PM

Cardinals placed 1B Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Adams was scratched from Wednesday's lineup after complaining of shoulder soreness, and now he's looking at an absence of at least two weeks. Perhaps much longer considering the unpredictable nature of shoulder injuries. The big first baseman is batting .249/.307/.455 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI in 95 games this season. This does open more playing time for the hot-hitting Brandon Moss.
Aug 11 - 1:28 PM

Matt Adams is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds due to a sore left shoulder.

Adams felt the shoulder soreness after he woke up. He will sit out Wednesday's showdown with the Reds to rest the ailment. Matt Carpenter is shifting over to play first in his absence. The Cardinals said they would reevaluate Adams on Thursday.
Aug 10 - 6:37 PM

Matt Adams homered in his second straight game in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

What must have seemed like just a few hours after his 16th-inning heroics Friday night, Adams hit a solo shot off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda in the fifth inning to get the Cardinals on the board. The home run was his 12th of the year. Adams is hitting .261/.308/.486 with 41 RBI on the year.
Jul 23 - 11:09 PM

Matt Adams hit a homer in the bottom of the 16th to give the Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday.

The Cardinals' three, four and five hitters had been 0-for-19 on the night before Adams yanked a Bud Norris pitch out to right to end the game. The Cardinals as a whole were outhit 14 to eight in this one. It was the 11th homer for Adams this season. He's likely to resume losing some playing time next week after Brandon Moss comes off the DL.
Jul 23 - 1:40 AM

Matt Adams went 0-for-6 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's 12-inning loss to the Royals.

Brandon Moss has been getting more time than Adams lately, and deservedly so, but he took a seat tonight, though he did single as a pinch-hitter. Adams has been plenty good this year, too, but Moss has been the far hotter hitter lately and should continue to see more time at Adams' expense.
Jun 30 - 1:08 AM

Matt Adams (back) went 2-for-3 with an RBI in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Adams hadn't played in almost a week as he battled lower back stiffness, but the big first baseman showed little effects in swatting a couple singles off Royals starter Yordano Ventura. He added an RBI sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. Adams is batting .305/.352/.530 with 34 RBI in 62 games, and he'll need to continue hitting -- and stay healthy enough to be in the lineup -- to hold off Brandon Moss and keep finding starts at first base.
Jun 28 - 11:31 PM

Matt Adams (back) is absent from the Cardinals' starting lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

Adams was scratched from Friday's game with lower back stiffness and will sit again Saturday. Brandon Moss will take over for Adams at first base and bat fifth against M's right-hander Nathan Karns. Adams remains day-to-day.
Jun 25 - 6:30 PM

Matt Adams was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Mariners due to back stiffness.

Jedd Gyorko made the start at first base in his place. Consider Adams day-to-day.
Jun 24 - 10:28 PM

Matt Adams hit his ninth home run of the season in a loss to the Astros on Tuesday.

Adams homered off Astros starter Doug Fister in the second inning, his only hit in four at-bats on the evening. Adams has home runs in three of his last seven starts and is hitting .320/.369/.571 with 33 RBI and 21 runs scored on the season.
Jun 14 - 10:47 PM

Matt Adams is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday night against the Reds.

Brandon Moss will start at first base versus Cincinnati left-hander Brandon Finnegan. Adams hit a three-run homer on Wednesday and is batting .333/.386/.583 with eight home runs and 31 RBI in 51 total games this season. He's been a tremendous surprise, but the same can be said for Moss and his .902 OPS.
Jun 9 - 1:53 PM

Matt Adams (back) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Adams didn't start the last two games due to a back issue, although he delivered a pinch-hit, two-run double Saturday. He's batting .393/.443/.696 with four homers and 17 RBI this month.
May 29 - 10:43 AM

Matt Adams (back) knocked a pinch-hit, two-run double in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Adams hasn't started the last couple days due to a minor back issue, but he's fine. He could be in the lineup Sunday.
May 29 - 8:25 AM

Matt Adams (back) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

Adams departed Thursday's game with mid-back stiffness. The good news is he expects to be available to pinch-hit. Brandon Moss is handling first base Friday.
May 27 - 2:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
3Jeremy Hazelbaker
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Luke Weaver
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Zach Duke
5Matt Bowman
6Tyler Lyons
7Alex Reyes
8Seth Maness
9Jonathan Broxton
10Jerome Williams
11Miguel Socolovich
12Dean Kiekhefer
13Mitch Harris
14Jordan Walden