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Matt Adams | First Baseman | #32

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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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

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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

Matt Adams hit his ninth home run of the season in a loss to the Astros on Tuesday.

Adams homered off Astros starter Doug Fister in the second inning, his only hit in four at-bats on the evening. Adams has home runs in three of his last seven starts and is hitting .320/.369/.571 with 33 RBI and 21 runs scored on the season.
Jun 14 - 10:47 PM

Matt Adams is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday night against the Reds.

Brandon Moss will start at first base versus Cincinnati left-hander Brandon Finnegan. Adams hit a three-run homer on Wednesday and is batting .333/.386/.583 with eight home runs and 31 RBI in 51 total games this season. He's been a tremendous surprise, but the same can be said for Moss and his .902 OPS.
Jun 9 - 1:53 PM

Matt Adams (back) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Adams didn't start the last two games due to a back issue, although he delivered a pinch-hit, two-run double Saturday. He's batting .393/.443/.696 with four homers and 17 RBI this month.
May 29 - 10:43 AM

Matt Adams (back) knocked a pinch-hit, two-run double in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Adams hasn't started the last couple days due to a minor back issue, but he's fine. He could be in the lineup Sunday.
May 29 - 8:25 AM

Matt Adams (back) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

Adams departed Thursday's game with mid-back stiffness. The good news is he expects to be available to pinch-hit. Brandon Moss is handling first base Friday.
May 27 - 2:40 PM

Matt Adams left Thursday's game against the Nationals with mid-back stiffness.

He went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting in the fifth inning. Brandon Moss, who began the game in left field, has moved to first base. Randal Grichuk came into play center field with Jeremy Hazelbaker moving from center to left. Adams will be reevaluated on Friday. Consider him day-to-day.
May 26 - 9:04 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored in a win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Adams drew the start at first base with lefty Robbie Ray on the mound, a sign that he's gained the trust of manager Mike Matheny, and he responded with the three-run effort. The homer came after Ray had exited, Adams' fourth dinger of the season. The big first baseman has used a strong month of May to raise his overall line to .291/.344/.477 with 17 RBI and 11 runs scored.
May 21 - 7:04 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-3 with four RBI in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Adams stepped to the plate with runners in scoring position in both the first and fourth innings, and he came through both times, twice knocking two-run singles as part of a 13-run barrage. The big first baseman continues to punish right-handed pitching as he's now got three homers and 13 RBI against righties as opposed to zero homers and three RBI against southpaws. Adams should continue to be deployed against right-handers, and he owns a .275/.333/.425 line overall.
May 20 - 12:36 AM

Matt Adams (quad) expects to be available off the bench Friday.

Adams left Thursday's game with a bruised quad, but he's expected to be fine. He's not starting Friday but surely wouldn't have been even at 100 percent with the Pirates throwing lefty Francisco Liriano.
May 6 - 4:46 PM

Matt Adams has been diagnosed with a knee contusion.

Adams suffered the bruise Thursday in an awkward collision at first base with the Phillies' Darin Ruf. The big left-handed swinger is considered day-to-day for now. Brandon Moss moved from left field to first base and Jeremy Hazelbaker took over in left.

Matt Adams was pulled from Thursday's game against the Phillies with an apparent injury.

Adams got tangled up with Darin Ruf at first base as Ruf was trying to beat out an infield single. That's two big bodies colliding, and they were both walking gingerly after the play. There should be an update from the Cardinals' medical staff shortly.
May 5 - 2:58 PM

Matt Adams singled, ripped a solo homer and scored a pair of runs in Monday's win over the Phillies.

Adams had one of five longballs on the night for the Cardinals, as he joined Kolten Wong, Aledmys Diaz, Randal Grichuk and Adam Wainwright in going deep. He's homered twice in his last four games and is suddenly sporting a nice .280/.345/.500 batting line after his mini hot streak. Adams will continue to fight for playing time at first base with Brandon Moss.
May 2 - 11:44 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Friday’s loss to the Nationals.

Adams did most of the heavy lifting for the Cardinals’ offense on Friday, with an RBI single in the first inning and a two-run blast in the eighth inning. Despite his best efforts, St. Louis ended up falling one run short. Adams has mostly struggled in sporadic playing time this season, batting .238/.289/.429 over 22 games. He’s no longer on the radar in mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 30 - 12:14 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Kolten Wong
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Jordan Walden
5Jonathan Broxton
6Tyler Lyons
7Matt Bowman
8Seth Maness
9Mitch Harris