10-Year MLB Veteran Signs With Independent League Team

After ten years in the major leagues with four different teams, including the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals, first baseman Matt Adams has decided to take his talents to the independent American Association, signing a contract with the Kansas City Monarchs.

“I am very excited to play in Kansas City," said Adams through the Monarchs' news release. "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."

Major league dreams still alive

The big 6'3", 245 lb slugger still has dreams of getting back to the major leagues, and he figures the Monarchs are the perfect spot to be. 

"The history of Monarchs baseball is special," he continued. "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”  

The 33-year-old totaled 118 home runs in the majors, batting .258 with a .769 OPS over his ten years of service time. He won a World Series ring as a 20-HR bat for the Washington Nationals in 2019. 

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