As it is now, the Cardinals are hopeful that Adams will be near full-go by Friday's series opener against Pittsburgh.
Adams was cleared to take swings on Wednesday, a day after he resumed throwing and fielding grounders. Adams has been nursing tightness in his right side since the first game of the series in Washington.
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