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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||580.00||26.00||.278||87.00||64.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Quadriceps - 60-day DL. Out until at least mid-August|
|vs Fiers (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs RHP||120||30||4|| .283|| .400|| .250|
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals transfer 1B Matt Adams (quad) to 60-day DL
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(6/5/15) Cardinals slugger Matt Adams was moved to the 60-day disabled list Friday, one week after undergoing surgery on his torn quad muscle. The injury will keep Adams sidelined potentially all season, although he could return for the playoffs.
The first baseman will need about four months of recovery. He was hitting .243/.281/.375 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 144 at-bats this season.
The Cardinals activated outfielder Tommy Pham off the 60-day DL and transferred him to Triple-A Memphis.
Cardinals' Matt Adams out at least four months with full quad tear
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/29/15) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams underwent surgery on his quad muscle on Friday. The surgery revealed that the muscle was completely torn, and he will miss at least four months in recovery, according to MLB.com.
Adams is more than likely out for the season, though he could possibly be available in the postseason, should the Cardinals play in October.
Cardinals' Matt Adams (quad) to undergo surgery Friday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/28/15) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams will undergo surgery to repair a torn quad on Friday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The team announced on Wednesday that Adams had been diagnosed with a strained left quad, which was expected to sideline the first baseman for three-to-four months. He received the results of his MRI on Wednesday.
"The results came back worse than what we were expecting," Adams said. "The timetable is three to four months. If things go well then, hopefully, I’ll be able to get back at the end of the season. It was just something that needed to be done. There’s a torn tendon in there that needs to be repaired. It’s a tough break. It’s not what I wanted."
Adams has hit .243/.281/.375 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 144 at-bats. The Cardinals' most-likely internal option to replace the first baseman is Mark Reynolds, though the team could explore other options outside the organization.
Cardinals 1B Matt Adams to miss 3-4 months with quad strain
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams has been diagnosed with a strained right quadriceps and will be out for the next three to four months, the club announced on Wednesday.
He was placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier Wednesday.
According to MLB.com, the Cardinals and Adams are still deliberating whether the injury will require surgery. With or without surgery, the time frame of Adams' recovery period places some doubt on whether he will be able to return this season.
Adams has been in a bit of a slump, batting just .159 in his last 20 games. He's batting .243 for the season.
With Adams out of the lineup for quite some time, Mark Reynolds is the likely candidate to replace him.
Cardinals place 1B Matt Adams on DL with quadriceps injury
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) The Cardinals placed first baseman Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to a strained right quadriceps. Adams was injured in Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Adams could miss significant time, if he needs surgery, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Mark Reynolds will likely take over as the team's starting first baseman in Adams' absence. Adams has started a team-high 35 games at first base, while Reynolds has started the other 11 games.
Adams heads to the DL mired in a pretty long slump. He is batting just .159 in his last 20 games, dropping his season average from .309 to .243.
|2014 summary: After he hit 17 home runs in only 296 at-bats as a rookie in 2013, the projections had Matt Adams hitting 30-plus home runs in his first season as a full-timer last year. He barely made it halfway, casting doubt about his upside at age 26.|
Playing time status: One of the refrains of the Adams detractors is that he can't hit left-handed pitchers, which has certainly been true to this point in his career. He hit .190 with a .528 OPS against them in 2014 compared to .318 and .854 against righties. The Cardinals seem to be a little squeamish themselves, signing right-handed slugger Mark Reynolds as a possible platoon partner for Adams.
2015 outlook: Adams was a masher in the minors and started off his big-league career that way as well, so assessing him on last year alone isn't entirely fair. He's at an age, though, where players typically settle into who they're going to be, and without big-time power, he doesn't have much to fall back on. He doesn't walk at all, and though it hasn't cost him yet, his poor plate discipline could bring down his batting average. With power scarcer than ever, Adams' upside still makes him a middle-round pick on Draft Day, but understand he's no lock to meet it.
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