St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams left Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with a knee injury. However, he’s ready to return.

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Adams Active vs. Pirates

Saturday, May 7

Adams returned to the lineup for Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh.

Adams Provides Valuable Power Bat When Healthy

The injury bug continues to plague Adams, who missed 102 games last season because of a quad injury that required surgery.

Even in his return toward the end of 2015, he still seemed hobbled by the injury, according to’s Jenifer Langosch:

In 2016, he’s been splitting time at first base with Matt Holliday, originally a left fielder who is starting to slow down in his 13th year in the league, and Brandon Moss.

In 27 games this season, he was hitting .273 with three home runs and seven RBI. He was starting to heat up, having hit .400 in his last four games.

Adams provides decent power and could hit around 15 home runs a year. But with his contract expiring at the end of the 2016 season, recurring injuries could lead to the end of his tenure in St. Louis. 


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