Adams to see team doctors in St. Louis

Adams to see team doctors in St. Louis

WASHINGTON -- Though Matt Adams has been showing signs of progressing, the Cardinals will get a better feel for the first baseman's right oblique injury on Thursday.

Adams is slated to visit with team doctors in St. Louis on the Cardinals' off-day. Manager Mike Matheny said that he did not believe a magnetic resonance imaging exam had been scheduled, but the club should have a better gauge on a timetable for recovery after Adams gets the additional medical opinion.

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.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.