The St. Louis Cardinals anticipate first baseman Matt Adams will be placed on the 15-day disabled list after straining his right quadriceps while running out a double in the fifth inning Tuesday night.
Manager Mike Matheny said there was a ''high level of concern'' about Adams. Mark Reynolds, who pinch ran, will likely be the fill-in starter at first base for now.
Adams, batting .243 with four homers and 20 RBIs, said he would undergo an MRI on Wednesday.
''I'd say likely a player move is going to have to be made,'' Matheny said. ''We'll figure that all out tomorrow.''
The Cardinals could recall outfielder Jon Jay, who began a rehab assignment from left wrist tendinitis Tuesday night with Class A Peoria. They had been anticipating activating Jay from the DL on Friday following a day off for the team.
Adams grabbed his right hip area rounding first base after his hit off reliever Vidal Nuno.
''I felt fine until I got to the base and it just tightened up when I rounded the base,'' Adams said. ''It doesn't feel great, but we'll re-address it tomorrow.''
Reynolds is batting .250 with three homers and 12 RBIs in semi-regular duty with 11 starts at first base and three at third base.
''Mark is our guy,'' Matheny said. ''Let's get him out there and let him play.''