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Cardinals Prospect Matt Adams Undergoes Surgery, Return Set For Spring 2013

St. Louis Cardinals prospect Matt Adams underwent surgery on Tuesday to remove a bone spur from his elbow, and hopes to be ready for next spring.

June 21, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (53) at bat against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
June 21, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (53) at bat against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

St. Louis Cardinals prospect Matt Adams underwent surgery on Tuesday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Adams, as Cardinals fans may recall, appeared in 27 games for the Cardinals this year, hitting .244/.286/.384 with two home runs in 89 at-bats.

Adams was sent back down to AAA in mid-June, and has enjoyed great success in the Pacific Coast League. Through 258 at bats, Adams hit .329/.362/.624, launching 18 home runs. Adams, however, drew just 15 walks and struck out 57 times.

Adams expects to be ready and healthy for Spring Training 2013, and will likely compete for a bench role on the Cardinals, barring a trade or serious injury.

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