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Matt Adams | First Baseman

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 260
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Cardinals transferred 1B Matt Adams from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Tommy Pham. Adams is a long shot to return this season after having surgery to repair a torn right quadriceps muscle. Jun 5 - 3:28 PM

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Matt Adams will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn right quadriceps muscle.

The same 3-4 month timetable holds, though that still could mean the rest of the season for the big first baseman. Adams tore his right quad on Tuesday night while legging out a double. Mark Reynolds has taken over as the Cardinals' starting first baseman and holds a good amount of mixed-league fantasy value as a power threat in a deep lineup. It's another tough blow for the Cards, and yet they have the best record and run differential in Major League Baseball.
May 28 - 8:32 AM

Matt Adams is expected to miss 3-4 months with a strained right quad, the team announced Wednesday.

It's still unclear whether he'll require surgery, but either way his season is officially in jeopardy. Mark Reynolds moves into an everyday role with the injury, and the NL Central-leading Cardinals may be forced to look outside the organization for help at some point.
May 27 - 8:41 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that Matt Adams could need surgery on his right quad.

Adams injured the quad Tuesday while legging out a double and the Cardinals are still determining whether it's a Grade 2 or Grade 3 strain. Grade 3 is the most severe and would almost certainly require a surgical procedure. Either way, Adams is looking at a lengthy absence. Mark Reynolds will serve as the Cardinals' primary first baseman.
May 27 - 5:03 PM

Cardinals placed 1B Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

It's not clear at this point how severe the strain is, so a timetable for Adams' return isn't known at the moment. It certainly figures to be more than a minimum stay on the DL, though, and could be a rather lengthy one. Mark Reynolds will handle first base in the meantime.
May 27 - 2:33 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that he has a "high level" of concern about Matt Adams's right quad injury and a disabled list move is expected.

Adams strained his quad while rounding first base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game. It sounds like he could require a lengthy stay on the disabled list, although more won't be known until he presumably undergoes an MRI. Mark Reynolds is in line to play regularly at first base while Adams is out, and the team could bring up Xavier Scruggs from Triple-A.
May 26 - 11:24 PM

Matt Adams has been diagnosed with a strained right quad.

Adams pulled his quad while rounding first base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game. He was awfully gimpy while walking off, so a trip to the disabled list looks likely. Mark Reynolds would be in line to take over at first base.
May 26 - 10:27 PM

Matt Adams exited Tuesday's game versus the Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with an apparent right quad injury.

Adams pulled up lame while rounding first base as he gingerly pulled into second base with a double. He was able to walk off the field under his own power but did so with a noticeable limp. More should be known about his status later Tuesday, but it certainly looked like something that could lead to a disabled list stint. Mark Reynolds would be in line to take over at first base.
May 26 - 9:59 PM

Matt Adams ended his power drought, going 2-for-5 with a three-run home run as the Cardinals trampled the Mets on Wednesday.

Adams hadn't registered an extra-base hit in the month of May until his fourth-inning three-run blast off of Bartolo Colon. The slugger has four round-trippers on the season along with 18 RBI and a .250/.277/.379 triple-slash line. As a result of the slump, Adams has seen slightly reduced playing time, particularly against left-handers, but if he's able to heat up, he'll reclaim regular at-bats.
May 20 - 10:35 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

Mark Reynolds will start at first base with left-hander Jon Niese on the mound for New York. He's batting sixth.
May 19 - 3:40 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

He's sitting in favor of Mark Reynolds even with a righty (Shane Greene) on the mound. Adams has just one hit over his last 30 at-bats.
May 15 - 4:09 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

Mark Reynolds is starting at first base and batting cleanup against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. It's become a typical look for St. Louis against tough lefties.
May 6 - 4:03 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Monday.

He's sitting in favor of Mark Reynolds with a lefty (Travis Wood) on the mound. Adams is hitting .309/.337/.469 with three homers this season.
May 4 - 4:34 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Pirates.

With left-hander Francisco Liriano on the mound, Adams will take a seat in favor of Mark Reynolds. The 26-year-old slugger should be back at first base for Sunday's series finale.
May 2 - 11:41 AM

Matt Adams had a walk-off RBI single in Friday's 2-1 win over the Pirates in 10 innings.

Rob Scahill retired the first two batters he faced in the 10th, but then Jon Jay singled and Matt Carpenter doubled. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle elected to intentionally walk Matt Holliday to load the bases, but Adams delivered an opposite-field single to end it. The 26-year-old has really turned things on over the past few days, with nine hits in his last 18 at-bats to go along with one home run and seven RBI.
May 2 - 1:04 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Tommy Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Tim Cooney
7Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Seth Maness
5Matt Belisle
6Randy Choate
7Carlos Villanueva
8Miguel Socolovich
9Marcus Hatley