Ten-year Major-League Baseball left-handed hitting slugger Matt Adams has signed with the Kansas City Monarchs announced 2021 American Association Manager of the Year Joe Calfapietra. “We are very excited to have Matt a part of our ball club for the 2022 season” said Calfapietra. “His ability, experience and presence is going to be extremely valuable to our organization. We are anxious to get started toward taking the steps to reach our 2022 goals.”
Adams who most recently played for the Colorado Rockies in 2021 was a World Series Champion with the 2019 Washington Nationals where he hit 20 home runs and drove in 56 with 14 doubles in the Championship season. Adams was drafted by the Cardinals in the 23rd round of the 2009 MLB draft. Known as “Big City”, Adams lives in metropolitan Saint Louis and is looking forward to the 2022 season as a Monarchs. “I am very excited to play in Kansas City – what drew my interest in the Monarchs was that Kansas City is a great sports town close to my home with great fans and the level of baseball the Monarchs play is top level. The history of Monarchs baseball is special. The number of players sent to major league organizations and the Championship is very important to me. I wanted to continue to play the game I love and show that I can still be an impactful big-league player and get back to a major league club” added Adams on the day the contract was finalized.
Adams played for the Saint Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Washington, and last season in Colorado. In his 10-year Major League career, Adams played in 856 games, hit 118 home runs and drove in 399 runs with 624 hits. Adams had double digit home runs in 2013 (17) 2014 (15) 2016 (16) 2017 (20) 2018 (21) 2019 (20).
The Monarchs 2022 Training Camp opens on May 5 at Legends Field in Kansas City, Kansas – Opening Night is Friday May 13 at 7 p.m. when KC takes on divisional rival Sioux City.
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