St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams, center, walks off the field after being checked on by Cardinals trainer Chris Conroy, left, and manager Mike Matheny after an injury during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May
Jeff Roberson
May 26, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals anticipate first baseman Matt Adams will be placed on the 15-day disabled list after straining his right quadriceps while running out a double in the fifth inning Tuesday night.

Manager Mike Matheny said there was a ''high level of concern'' about Adams. Mark Reynolds, who pinch ran, will likely be the fill-in starter at first base for now.

Adams, batting .243 with four homers and 20 RBIs, said he would undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

''I'd say likely a player move is going to have to be made,'' Matheny said. ''We'll figure that all out tomorrow.''

The Cardinals could recall outfielder Jon Jay, who began a rehab assignment from left wrist tendinitis Tuesday night with Class A Peoria. They had been anticipating activating Jay from the DL on Friday following a day off for the team.

Adams grabbed his right hip area rounding first base after his hit off reliever Vidal Nuno.

''I felt fine until I got to the base and it just tightened up when I rounded the base,'' Adams said. ''It doesn't feel great, but we'll re-address it tomorrow.''

Reynolds is batting .250 with three homers and 12 RBIs in semi-regular duty with 11 starts at first base and three at third base.

''Mark is our guy,'' Matheny said. ''Let's get him out there and let him play.''

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