Jan. 14, 2017
Matt Adams, First of Five Cardinals AE to Ink A Deal. Cardinals Caravan Canceled Friday and Saturday
St. Louis Cardinals announced yesterday, 1B Matt Adams was signed to a 1 Yr/$2.8 MM per Baseball Reference. He was among the five arbitration eligible players to be signed this off-season. Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal, Kevin Siegrist and Michael Wacha still to be finalized.
Adams, who has experienced injury in his past three seasons - elbow issues, hamstring injury and in 2015 a season ending quad injury which required surgery - he has yet to see a full season of play. Currently, with the Cardinals, even with conditioning in this off-season, a full season of play will be put on the back burner. He is expected to be back-up for first base, a bench hitter for the Cardinals in the 2017 season "if" not traded. There has been some interest shown for the left-handed hitter during this off-season. This was his second year of eligibility.
Many Cardinals fans that were expecting to see their players during this weekend's Cardinals Caravan will be disappointed. Due to severe icy conditions predicted across the Midwest; and, for player, emcee and staff safety, the events have been canceled for today and tomorrow.