Matt Adams Injury: Updates on Cardinals Star's Oblique and Return

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistSeptember 4, 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 7: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals catches a line drive during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Busch Stadium on August 7, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
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Updates from Saturday, Sept. 6

Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest provides an update on Matt Adams' status:

MLB Lineups indicates Adams will be batting cleanup:

 

Updates from Friday, Sept. 5

MLB Lineups reports the latest on Adams' status for Friday's game:

 

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The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to stave off the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Central down the stretch, but they received some unfortunate news Thursday. Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com filled fans in on the details regarding Matt Adams:

Adams is having a very productive 2014 campaign for St. Louis at first base. He sports a .292 batting average with 13 home runs, 57 RBI and a .781 on-base plus slugging percentage.

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Despite the solid numbers though, Adams only hit .238 in August and was 1-for-11 at the plate in the early going in September. Perhaps a few days off will help him re-establish the swing that made him such an integral part of the lineup in the early part of the season.

The Cardinals may be in first place, but they rank a lowly 27th in the MLB in total runs scored. A healthy Adams could certainly help that number improve and keep the other division contenders at bay.

For now though, he will rest his oblique.