Cardinals option top prospect Oscar Taveras to Triple-A; activate 1B Matt Adams
With Adams returning, Allen Craig will likely return to his regular spot in right field, thus forcing Taveras out of a starting spot.
In 11 games since he was called up, Taveras hit .189 with a homer in his second major league at-bat and two RBIs. The Cardinals don't see the 21-year-old Dominican native as a center fielder, so he likely won't be recalled unless there is an injury at the big-league level.
Adams missed 13 games with his injury. He leads the team with a .325 average in 52 games, with three homers and 17 RBIs. The 25-year-old made four rehab appearances this week, going 3-for-15 with two RBIs.
St. Louis (34-32) is in second place in the NL Central, 5.5 games behind Milwaukee, entering Friday's game against the Nationals to start a 10-game homestand. SI WIRE: Report: Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has no structural damage in elbow