The Cardinals tried Adams in left field to begin this season because they wanted him in the lineup with Matt Carpenter at first base. Adams played five games in left field to begin the season, with one complete game, before the Cardinals abandoned the plan (save for one more game May 6).
The Braves acquired Adams in a trade with the Cardinals on May 20, days after Freeman went on the disabled list with a fractured left wrist. In 28 games since joining the Braves, Adams was hitting .306 with 10 home runs, seven doubles and nine walks.
Now the Braves, like the Cardinals before, are trying to figure out how Adams fits on a team that already has an All-Star-caliber first baseman.
“We are kind of discussing that internally and looking at that because it is a reality,” Snitker said. “The fact is Freddie is going to be back, and what do we do? There are some options there. Because it would be nice to have both of those guys in the lineup somehow.”