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Cardinals place Matt Adams on DL with oblique injury

Apr 26, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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Matt Adams was supposed to be mostly a bench bat for the Cardinals, but he hit so well that he worked his way into the lineup as a semi-regular … only to strain his oblique muscle Sunday.

Adams hasn’t played since and today the Cardinals placed him on the disabled list, calling up infielder Jermaine Curtis from Triple-A to take his spot  on the roster.

It’s a tough break for Adams, because he’s always put up huge numbers in the minors and had a hard enough time forcing his way into the lineup at age 24. And now he takes a ridiculous .542 batting average and 1.634 OPS to the DL.

  1. bryceharpersmojo - Apr 26, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Oscar Taveras please!

  2. Brian Donohue - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    If Tennessee Williams were alive today he’d write a baseball play called The Oblique Menagerie. These players today have such sensitive tummy muscles. One solution: if I were a big league trainer I’d make it mandatory for all players to do yoga. Seriously.

    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      Great post Brian. It does certainly seem like today’s players have a great deal of oblique strains. Perhaps they weren’t really diagnosed at the rate they are in today’s game.
      Either way…this hurts. Dude was forcing himself in the lineup. Hopefully it’s a temporary set back.

      On a side note: I refuse to use the word “tummy.”

  3. albertmn - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Somebody dug up an old Spring Training photo. Note the jersey number.

  4. westcoastredbird - Apr 26, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    I would like to see Taveras as well but he’s not exactly tearing up AAA. The Cardinals depth will serve them well all season. I can’t wait for a Michael Wacha sightling at Busch. The Cards have a shortstop on the Peoria Chiefs named Alex Mejia who is hitting .368. He was the Pac-12 player of the year last year. This dude can ball. He’ll be at AA soon and should be about a year and a half away from the show. This is why I wouldn’t do a Taveras for Profar deal. Nobody wants a Lou Brock for Ernie Broglio deal hanging over their head. The Cubs still haven’t recovered.

  5. hittfamily - Apr 26, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Anybody see that awful movie with Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake, and Amy Adams? Not the one where Eastwood aimlessly talks to an empty chair. The one about baseball. Matt Adams reminds me of the guy he is scouting. I really want to hear Matt Adams yell “Peanut Boy?” after he strikes out.

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