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Matt Adams | First Baseman

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 260
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Matt Adams is starting at first base and batting fifth on Tuesday night against the Reds.
It'll be just his third start since returning September 9 from a strained quadriceps muscle. Adams is slashing .237/.277/.378 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 51 total games this season for the first-place Cardinals. Sep 22 - 5:41 PM

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Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for Adams against opposing southpaw Travis Wood. Mark Reynolds will start in his place at first base and bat eighth for the Cardinals on Saturday.
Sep 19 - 11:49 AM

Matt Adams (quad) is in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

Adams is 2-for-3 with a homer since coming off the disabled list, but this will be his first start at first base since his quad injury. He's batting fifth against right-hander Ariel Pena.
Sep 15 - 3:16 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said on MLB Network Radio that Matt Adams (quad) will "most likely" be in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

Adams was activated off the disabled list last Thursday, but he served as a bench player over the weekend. The Cardinals are easing him back into things after his quad injury, so Matheny indicated that he likely won't stay in for the full game.
Sep 15 - 2:46 PM

Matt Adams (quad) said Sunday that he is "very, very close" to being able to play first base.

Adams was activated off the disabled list last Thursday and served as a bench bat for the Cardinals over the weekend in Cincinnati, even contributing a monstrous pinch-hit home run on Sunday afternoon. He'll take on fantasy value again if he starts to get regular playing time, but the Cards are carrying quite a few first basemen at the moment between Adams, Brandon Moss, and Mark Reynolds.
Sep 14 - 12:25 PM

Matt Adams singled as a pinch-hitter Thursday in his first at-bat since coming off the disabled list.

He was then removed for a pinch-runner. Adams remains somewhat limited by a severe quad strain suffered 3 1/2 months ago, but he might play some first base later this month. For now, he's a pinch-hitter.
Sep 10 - 10:42 PM

Cardinals activated 1B Matt Adams from the 60-day disabled list.

When Adams might be ready to play the field remains to be seen, but he should be able to serve at least as a pinch-hitter for the Cards immediately. The big first baseman has been out since late May after undergoing surgery to repair a Grade 3 quad strain.
Sep 9 - 12:19 PM

Matt Adams (quad) performed sprints at close to full speed on Saturday.

Adams recently had a setback with the leg that was not surgically repaired, but it appears he's almost back on track. The first baseman should return later this month, but with Brandon Moss playing well the Cardinals can afford to proceed cautiously.
Sep 6 - 12:21 PM

Matt Adams (quad) recently had a minor setback when he tweaked something in his left leg.

It was his right quad that he had surgically-repaired. The Cardinals are not viewing it as a big deal and it appears Adams should still have a shot to return in mid-September. He might only be used as a pinch-hitter initially.
Aug 31 - 6:49 PM

Matt Adams (quad) is not ready to begin a rehab assignment yet.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny previously indicated that Adams could return by "September 1st-ish," but obviously that's not going to happen. The first baseman continues to work out at the club's spring training facility and should be activated in a couple weeks if all goes well. "Apparently, I said a hard-line Sept. 1, which I don’t remember," he said. "If that doesn’t happen, then people are going to be all up in arms."
Aug 28 - 12:27 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday that he expects Matt Adams (quad) back "September 1st-ish."

Adams is working out at the club's spring training facility and could begin a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach as soon as Tuesday. It sounds like the Cards expect him to need only about a week's worth of rehab games before he's activated. The big first baseman has made a quicker-than-expected recovery from surgery in late May to repair a Grade 3 quad strain.
Aug 24 - 9:01 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said on Sunday that Matt Adams (quad) could begin a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach as soon as Tuesday.

Adams has been at the club's spring training complex the last few days going through a variety of drills and has evidently responded well to them. The thought had been that he was done for the season when he had quad surgery in late May, but now it looks like Adams could be activated in a couple weeks.
Aug 23 - 2:17 PM

Matt Adams (quad) took live batting practice prior to Wednesday's game.

Adams also did some running in the outfield. "He went through another series of tests today and [was at] almost 100 percent with the running," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "He ran well and actually looked great. I think there might be just one more gear. But everything that we're watching, he just keeps responding very well. Getting back the swing, getting a good feel on the field again, those are things that he just needs some repetition with." Adams will continue working out in Florida, and despite Wednesday's step forward, there is still no timetable for his return.
Aug 19 - 8:42 PM

Matt Adams (quad) increased his running work on Monday and will be sent to the Cardinals' spring training facility on Friday to continue his rehab.

He's already been doing hitting and fielding drills, as well. Adams is tracking towards a rehab assignment before the end of the minor league season, with a return to the Cards' roster perhaps around mid-September. The feeling had been when Adams had surgery in late May to repair a Grade 3 quad strain that he was likely done for the season, but he's progressed nicely.
Aug 17 - 9:15 PM

Matt Adams (quad) has begun doing sprints as he continues his recovery from surgery to repair a Grade 3 quad strain.

He has already resumed swinging a bat and doing fielding drills at first base, and it's starting to look like he could realistically rejoin the Cardinals before the end of the regular season. He has been on the shelf since late May due to the injury.
Aug 15 - 8:46 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Travis Tartamella
5Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
3Jon Jay
4Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva
10Mitch Harris
11Tyler Lyons
12Miguel Socolovich
13Sam Tuivailala
14Adam Wainwright