Matt Adams getting elbow surgery

ST. LOUIS ( - Cardinals prospect Matt Adams needs elbow surgery and is done for the rest of the 2012 season.

Adams has been dealing with discomfort in his right elbow for much of the summer but still managed to bat .329/.362/.624 with 18 homers and 50 RBI in 67 games this season at Triple-A Memphis. He also played 27 games in the big leagues, and could be in line for a bench role with the Cardinals heading into 2013.