Matt Adams 1B STL 2 days ago

Adams is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Brewers.

Adams tallied four hits in his last four games after failing to get one in his first three, but he is still hitting just .167 for the season, so manager Mike Matheny decided to give him the day off Thursday. Mark Reynolds will get the start at first base in Adams' place.

Matt Adams 1B STL 6 days ago

Adams went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season against the Reds Saturday, hitting out the cleanup spot.

The two hits were Adams' first of the season and hopefully is an indication that he's heating up. Adams can deliver a significant amount of fantasy value if he can be a capable cleanup hitter for the Cardinals.

Matt Adams 1B STL 6 days ago

Adams is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

Adams had started the first four games of the season for the Cardinals, but will take a seat in order to give Mark Reynolds his first start of the season at first base. The left-handed batting Adams started the season 0-for-9 at the dish, but bounced back Saturday with his first long ball of the year. There's nothing matchup related that suggests a logical reason for Adams' absence, so this day off appears to be maintenance related.

Matt Adams 1B STL 1 week ago

Adams went 0-for-6 with two walks and three strikeouts in his first two games against the Cubs.

It was an inauspicious beginning for Adams, but he has a chance to improve in the next series against the Reds. Cincinnati should be starting the very hittable Jason Marquis Friday, then Johnny Cueto, who Adams is 3-for-8 against in his career, Saturday. The question mark is Cuban Raisel Iglesias making his MLB debut Sunday.

Matt Adams 1B STL 1 month ago

Adams is batting cleanup in the Cardinals first spring game Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The potential is certainly there for Adams to easily exceed his draft day value. He'll need to improve his hitting against lefties to become more of a full-time player. Hitting cleanup in what should be an improved Cardinals offense should be a boon for his numbers.

Matt Adams 1B STL 2 months ago

Adams should expect to be pushed by Mark Reynolds for playing time this year, MLB.com reports.

John Mozeliak, the Cardinals general manager, said that Reynolds is an accomplished MLB player and they expect him to push Adams. While it's safe to assume that Adams will be the Cardinals primary first baseman, his value could fluctuate wildly depending on both his and Mark Reynolds performance this spring. Reynolds is expected to get most of the at-bats against left-handed pitchers but it's possible a strong spring from Adams could get him the bulk of those at-bats instead. Whereas a poor spring from Adams could give Reynolds an opportunity to see some time against righties as well as lefties.

Matt Adams 1B STL 7 months ago

Adams went 2-for-5 Monday with a double and two RBI.

The big first baseman has struggled this month, hitting just .224 in September. Adams also has just six home runs in the last three months after cracking six in June alone. Adams is hitting .288 with 15 homers and 68 RBI this season.

Matt Adams 1B STL 7 months ago

Adams (illness) is back in the lineup Monday against the Cubs, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

Adams and teammate Matt Carpenter have missed back-to-back contests with what was described as a "bug," but both players will return to action Monday night. Adams has been riding a modest three-game hitting streak before going down to illness, but is hitting just .208 so far in September.

Matt Adams 1B STL 7 months ago

Adams (illness) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Adams, as well as teammate Matt Carpenter, missed Saturday's game with what the team called a "bug." The issue is certainly untimely, and it's unknown when, exactly, Adams will be able to return. Manager Mike Matheny did not specify whether or not Adams will be available off the bench Sunday.

Matt Adams 1B STL 7 months ago

Adams is out of the lineup Saturday against the Reds.

Adams missed Sunday's game with an oblique injury, but has played each of the last four games since. He will sit out Saturday, but there is no indication it is related to the injury. Yadier Molina will move out from behind the plate to play first, while Tony Cruz will catch for the Cardinals.