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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||580.00||26.00||.278||87.00||64.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Quadriceps - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-August|
|vs Arizona||7||2||0|| .375|| .429|| .286|
|vs Fiers (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs RHP||120||30||4|| .283|| .400|| .250|
|Last 10 Games|
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.
Cardinals' Matt Adams leaves Tuesday's game with quad injury
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams was forced to leave Tuesday's game when he suffered a strained right quadriceps while running the bases, the team announced.
Adams was 1 for 3 before leaving with the injury. He was replaced by Mark Reynolds.
After the game, manager Mike Matheny said his level of concern over the injury is high and a move is likely needed to be made, reports Fox Sports Midwest.
Cardinals 1B Matt Adams breaks out of slump with home run
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's 9-0 win against the Mets.
Adams took a 3-1 pitch deep to right field for his fourth home run of the season. It's his first homer since April 30. Before this game, he'd been in a slump. After going 2 for 5 with three RBI, Adams is nw hitting .250/.277/.379.
Since May 1, however, Adams has a batting average of just .182.
|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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