Braves acquire Matt Adams from Cardinals

Braves acquire Matt Adams from Cardinals

The Atlanta Braves have found a short-term replacement for the injured Freddie Freeman at first base.

Adams will play first every day for the Braves in the wake of the Freeman injury.

Adams takes over for Freddie Freeman, sidelined for about 10 weeks because of a broken left wrist sustained Wednesday when hit by a pitch from Toronto's Aaron Loup.

Braves general manager John Coppolella said Adams will be valuable to the Braves beyond the time being.

From 2014 to 2016, Adams also graded out as a plus defensive player at first with 14 defensive runs saved in more than 2,000 innings played. "He's a good bat off the bench". While Adams isn't Freeman, it is very possible that he could help keep the Braves' season afloat.

Adams, while disappointed to go, allowed, "It's the best thing for my career". But I can't thank the Cardinals enough for the opportunities they gave me and the trust they had in me. It was a great run. The 28-year-old is hitting.292/.340/.396 in 48 at-bats this season. Furthermore, as a player who once hit 32 home runs in Double-A Springfield, it also appeared that he had not yet reached his ceiling in the power department. But I feel like the work we got done was really good and, hopefully, it sets me up for not only success but health throughout the rest of the season.

The Braves signed veteran James Loney to a minor league contact on Thursday as insurance. "I think it sends a message to our fans that, look, we said we wanted to be an exciting club this year". But Matt Carpenter is the Cardinals' guy at first, and with guys coming of the DL, the Cardinals needed to make room on the roster. "Clearly moving Carp to first, and with the dynamics of plate appearances this ultimately made sense today".

"Third base, first base and he'll likely be assigned to Peoria", said Mozeliak.

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