St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain. The Cards purchased the contract of Memphis Redbirds (AAA) Infielder Jermaine Curtis to fill the slot open on the roster.
So who is Jermaine Curtis?
According to MLB.com’s Jennifer Langosch, “Curtis, 25, went 14-for-48 in 17 games with Memphis this season and drove in a team-best 17 runs. In 2012, Curtis led the Double-A Texas League in on-base percentage (.416) while hitting .313 for Springfield. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 First-Year Player’s Draft out of UCLA.”
Someone that can get on base and score runs? Oh! Something the Cardinals definitely need.
Welcome welcome, Mr. Curtis!
Now. About Matt Adams. Is it that bad?
According to Langosch, “A day after Adams was seen by the Cardinals’ team physicians, the organization moved him to the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 22. … Adams suffered the right oblique strain on Monday, while taking afternoon swings in the batting cage. He resumed limited activity later in the series but did not appear in any of the three games against Washington. After making his first Opening Day roster, Adams opened the season 13-for-24 with three homers and eight RBIs in eight games. The hot start had prompted manager Mike Matheny to try and find ways to get Adams into the lineup multiple times each week.”
Hopefully, rest will do Adams some good and he will return to the line-up better than ever.