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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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Matt Adams, making his return to the Cardinals' lineup, went 2-for-5 with a bases-loaded walk, and scored the game-winning run in Thursday's 13-inning win against the Brewers.
Adams reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to second base on Jhonny Peralta's single. Tony Cruz then singled, sending Adams motoring around the third base bag to score the winning run. Adams has been bothered lately by an oblique injury. The slugger is slashing .287/.320/.459 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI. Sep 19 - 1:06 AM

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Matt Adams (oblique) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Brewers.

Adams has been dealing with a left oblique injury for much of this month and his offensive numbers have cratered. The Cardinals -- lacking a serviceable backup option at first base -- need to get him right down the stretch.
Sep 16 - 4:12 PM

Matt Adams is not in Sunday's lineup after aggravating his left oblique issue Saturday.

We figured something was up when he wasn't in Sunday's lineup against a right-hander. Adams first tweaked the oblique a week and a half ago but returned after missing just two games. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined this time. Daniel Descalso is at first base Sunday, and he could share time there with Xavier Scruggs while Adams is out.
Sep 14 - 1:06 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

He also sat out Friday's game, but that was against a lefty. With the Cards facing a righty Sunday, you have to wonder if Adams' oblique might be an issue again. Daniel Descalso is getting the nod at first base Sunday.
Sep 14 - 11:42 AM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

The Cards are stacking righties versus southpaw Jorge De La Rosa, as Kolten Wong and Oscar Taveras are also sitting out. Xavier Scruggs is at first base, Mark Ellis is at second and Randal Grichuk is in right field.

Matt Adams' 15th homer of the year was a three-run shot off the Reds' Logan Ondrusek on Monday.

Ondrusek had just entered the game as an injury replacement for Pedro Villarreal. A left-hander would have been a better play for the Reds, but Bryan Price had already used his two lefties not named Aroldis Chapman. Adams' homer was just his fourth in 173 at-bats during the second half.
Sep 8 - 10:45 PM

Matt Adams (oblique) is in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

He's back in his customary cleanup spot in manager Mike Matheny's lineup. Adams was forced to miss the previous two games due to a strained oblique. He's having a nice season at the dish, slashing .292/.321/.460 with 13 homers and 57 RBI in his 463 at-bats.
Sep 6 - 2:56 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak revealed Thursday that Matt Adams is nursing a strained left oblique.

Adams tweaked the oblique on his last swing in Wednesday's game. The Cards are listing him as day-to-day, but the promotion of Xavier Scruggs makes even more sense now. Scruggs is in the lineup Thursday and could see most of the at-bats at first base over the weekend in Milwaukee.
Sep 4 - 6:18 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

He's hitting just .139/.273/.250 over his last 10 games, so the Cards felt it would be best to give Adams a breather. Daniel Descalso is making his first ever start at first base Sunday.
Aug 31 - 12:10 PM

Matt Adams is in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Adams tweaked his back on an errant throw to first base from Trevor Rosenthal Saturday. He remained in the game, though, and is feeling well enough to give it a go Sunday. Adams has hit .371 over his last nine games.
Aug 24 - 11:31 AM

Matt Adams hit his first home run since July 19 in the Cardinals' loss to the Phillies on Friday.

Adams crushed a Kyle Kendrick pitch for a foul ball just a few pitches before launching the towering shot into the right field seats. The homer was his 13th of the year, and it was his only hit in three at-bats. Adams is batting .309/.333/.492 overall this season.
Aug 22 - 10:10 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with an RBI single Friday against the Padres.

Adams was among the league leaders in batting going into the All-Star break, but he entered Friday's action with a .226/.258/.323 batting line in the second half. The good news is that he now has back-to-back multi-hit games under his belt. He hasn't done that in more than a month.
Aug 16 - 1:05 AM

Matt Adams hit the Cardinals' first walkoff homer since 2011 Monday in a 2-0 win over the Pirates.

Incredibly, the Cardinals hadn't had a walkoff since David Freese's in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. Adams also had the Cardinals' lone hit off Charlie Morton in the game, a first-inning double. The homer in the ninth off Justin Wilson came after Matt Carpenter walked to start the frame. It was Adams' 10th homer, seven of which have come in the 23 games since he returned from the disabled list.
Jul 8 - 12:29 AM

Matt Adams had a good day at the plate on Sunday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored against the Marlins.

Adams had three singles to go along with an RBI double in the eighth inning. The four-hit game brought his season line up to .328/.341/.522, as he's been one of the best and most consistent offensive performers for the Cardinals this season. To top it all off, Adams also stole his third base of the season in the loss.
Jul 6 - 7:50 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather against left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Allen Craig is playing first base Sunday, with Shane Robinson handling right field.
Jun 29 - 1:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2A.J. Pierzynski
3Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Xavier Scruggs
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Oscar Taveras
2Randal Grichuk
3Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Shelby Miller
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Seth Maness
4Randy Choate
5Sam Freeman
6Jason Motte
7Carlos Martinez
8Kevin Siegrist
9Justin Masterson
10Tyler Lyons
11Nick Greenwood
12Marco Gonzales
13Samuel Tuivailala