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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
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals and 1B Matt Adams avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.
Adams earned $1.65 million in 2016 while batting .249/.309/.471 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI in 118 games. The first baseman is slated for a bench role this year with the Cardinals, unless a trade partner can be found. Kansas City had expressed some interest earlier this offseason, but that's probably no longer a fit. Jan 12 - 3:54 PM

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Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Royals "had been engaged in preliminary talks" with the Cardinals about a Matt Adams trade.

But those talks might be finished now that Kansas City has acquired slugger Peter O'Brien in a waiver trade from the Diamondbacks. Adams is positioned for a backup role with the Cardinals in 2017 after batting .249/.309/.471 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI over 118 games last year. St. Louis will probably remain in listening mode on the 28-year-old first baseman for the remainder of the offseason. And into the spring and summer.
Jan 3 - 6:15 PM

Matt Adams revealed in an interview Monday that he's lost 25 pounds so far this offseason.

Adams is currently in line for a backup job with the Cardinals going into 2017, although the club is reportedly willing to listen to trade offers for him. A trade would certainly be in his best interest for fantasy purposes, and it appears the 28-year-old has been extra motivated in his offseason workouts. Adams is a career .270/.314/.455 hitter with a OPS+ of 109.
Jan 2 - 5:05 PM

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Cardinals are "in listening mode" on first baseman Matt Adams.

There's talk of the Cardinals trying to acquire one of the remaining sluggers on the free agent market to play first base -- like Edwin Encarnacion or Mark Trumbo. If that doesn't happen, Matt Carpenter will shift from third base to first base in 2017. All of which points to Adams being fully expendable. The big 28-year-old is eligible for salary arbitration for the second time this offseason after batting .249/.309/.471 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI over 118 games for St. Louis in 2016.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 04:01:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:40:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 05:23:00 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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 11:28:00 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.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 07:42:00 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.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 11:47:00 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.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 08:38:00 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.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 04:28:00 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.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 01:28:00 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.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 06:37:00 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.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 11:09:00 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.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 01:40:00 AM

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C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
3Carson Kelly
4Alberto Rosario
5Gabriel Lino
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
3Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Breyvic Valera
4Eliezer Alvarez
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Edmundo Sosa
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jedd Gyorko
2Jhonny Peralta
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Tommy Pham
3Magneuris Sierra
4Jordan Schafer
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Alex Reyes
6Luke Weaver
7Mike Mayers
Relief Pitcher
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Brett Cecil
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Michael Wacha
9Sam Tuivailala
10John Gant
11Miguel Socolovich
12Rowan Wick
13Zach Duke
14Zach Phillips