St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is dealing with left shoulder inflammation and is currently on the disabled list. It is uncertain when he will return to action.

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Adams Placed on 15-Day DL

Thursday, Aug. 11’s Jenifer Langosch relayed the roster move, noting the team called up outfielder Randal Grichuk to replace Adams.

Adams Continues to Deal with Injury

The ability to develop players such as Adams, a 23rd-round selection in 2009, into reliable contributors has made the Cardinals one of the most consistent teams in the major leagues over the past decade. He’s not a prototypical power-hitting first baseman, but he gets on base at a solid rate with some pop.

Injuries have started to hold him back over the past few years, though. He missed several months of action last year after tearing his right quadriceps, while a different quad problem and back stiffness have sidelined him this season.

If the latest issue forces Adams back out of the lineup for an extended stretch, Brandon Moss figures to receive most of the playing time at first base. In turn, Stephen Piscotty will likely slide over to right field, while Tommy Pham enters the lineup in center.

Although the Cardinals should have enough depth to keep the offense afloat, there will probably be a minor drop-off in run production until Adams is back to full strength.


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