Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • NCAA FB
  • Tennis

Cardinals activate Matt Adams, send Oscar Taveras to minors

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Matt Adams is back from the DL, which sends Oscar Taveras back to Triple-A.
Oscar Taveras heads back to Triple-A as Matt Adams has been activated from the DL. (USATSI)

Weekend Series Rankings: Cardinals-Nationals at the top

The Cardinals have activated Matt Adams from the 15-day disabled list, the club announced Friday. As a corresponding move, they have sent highly-touted prospect Oscar Taveras back to Triple-A Memphis.

Adams, 25, is hitting .325/.337/.474 (121 OPS+) with 16 doubles, three homers and 17 RBI this season in 52 games. He's been on the shelf since May 29 due to a strained calf. He played in four minor-league rehab games for Memphis, going 3-for-15 with a double and two RBI.

Taveras, 21, homered in his debut, but overall is hitting .189/.225/.297 in 40 plate appearances for St. Louis. He entered the season considered as a top-three prospect in all of baseball and was hitting well in Triple-A before his initial promotion. We absolutely haven't seen the last of him.

As for the big-league Cardinals, they'll move Allen Craig back to right field and go with Adams at first.

The Cardinals open a three-game series against the Nationals in St. Louis Friday night.

 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 2, 2014
MLB Top 10: Best active careers (5:03)
1 September 2, 2014
Yankees playoff chances
(5:01)
2 August 28, 2014
Cliff Floyd talks David Price's career worst
(2:40)
3 August 26, 2014
MLB Top 10: Best injured players
(4:16)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop