St. Louis Cardinals press release
The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to their series opener tonight (Friday) in Cincinnati that they have activated first baseman Matt Adams from the 15-day disabled list. Adams had been sidelined since August 10 due to right shoulder inflammation.
Adams, 28, appeared in five games for Memphis (AAA) during an injury rehabilitation assignment, batting .188 (3-for-16) with a home run and double. He reached base safely in all five games, walking twice in each of his last two games played for the triple-A Redbirds.
In 95 games with the Cardinals this season, Adams is batting .249 (63-for-253) with 12 HR’s and 44 RBI.
Brian Walton’s take
No corresponding move is needed since Major League rosters expanded on September 1.
Playing time may be complicated with Matt Carpenter having seen more time at first base recently. The club’s other first baseman, Brandon Moss, has played mostly in the outfield with Matt Holliday out.
Other system moves
The Palm Beach Cardinals placed Orlando Olivera on the seven-day disabled list. The outfielder had been one of the high-A club’s hottest hitters of late, having gone six for his last 15 (.400).
On the season, the 25-year-old has a slash line of .223/.287/.310/.597 in 97 games, 91 with Palm Beach.
No players were added to the Florida State League club’s roster.
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