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Matt Adams | First Baseman | #32

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 hit his 15th home run of the season and scored twice in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.
Adams took Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa, a lefty, out to right for a solo shot in the second inning, the third homer he's hit off a southpaw this season. That's noteworthy after Adams had just six homers against lefties in the first three-plus seasons of his big league career. Adams now has 50 RBI and 35 runs scored to go with those 15 homers. He's hitting .247/.306/.463 in 108 games. Sep 21 - 12:40 AM

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Matt Adams (wrist) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night in Colorado.

Adams missed a couple of games with a jammed left wrist. The big 28-year-old will start at first base and bat sixth versus Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.
Sep 20 - 5:23 PM

Matt Adams left Saturday's game against the Giants with a jammed left wrist.

Apparently he hurt himself sliding into second base in the second inning, though he didn't exit until the sixth. His injury sounds pretty minor and the Cardinals have already said that Adams should be available for Sunday's series finale. Jedd Gyorko took over for him at first base.
Sep 17 - 11:28 PM

Matt Adams singled and belted a two-run home run in Monday's blowout victory over the Pirates.

Making his first start since returning from the disabled list, Adams smashed a Jeff Locke offering over the right-center field wall in the fifth inning. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tends to reward players with another start when they have a nice game, so Adams could be back in there Tuesday versus Ryan Vogelsong.
Sep 5 - 7:42 PM

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

Adams missed a few weeks of action with inflammation in his right shoulder. Brandon Moss figures to get most of the starts at first base down the stretch, so Adams could be used mainly as a pinch-hitter this month.
Sep 2 - 11:47 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
3Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
3Breyvic Valera
4Eliezer Alvarez
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Edmundo Sosa
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Tommy Pham
2Jose Martinez
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Magneuris Sierra
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Alex Reyes
6Michael Wacha
7Luke Weaver
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Matt Bowman
5Tyler Lyons
6Jonathan Broxton
7Miguel Socolovich
8Sam Tuivailala
9Mike Mayers
10John Gant
11Rowan Wick
12Zach Duke
13Zach Phillips