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Mike Adams | Relief Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/29/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas A&M-Kingsville
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Phillies transferred RHP Mike Adams from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
He'll now be sidelined until at least early August with fraying in his right labrum, and there's no guarantee he'll return at all this season. Adams has pitched well when healthy this season, posting a 2.12 ERA with 20 strikeouts over 17 innings. Jul 2 - 11:56 AM

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Mike Adams (shoulder) acknowledged Monday that he will be out through the All-Star break.

And possibly much longer. Adams was diagnosed June 10 with fraying in his right labrum and he remains shut down from throwing. Consider the setup man out indefinitely.
Jun 23 - 3:47 PM

Mike Adams was diagnosed Tuesday with fraying in his right labrum and will be shut down 10 days.

Adams is going to get a cortisone injection later this week to help with the discomfort that he's feeling. There's no structural damage in his rotator cuff, so the Phillies are staying optimistic. Adams, who's had a tough recent history with shoulder issues, was sporting a 2.12 ERA and 20 strikeouts through 17 innings this season. The right-hander is out indefinitely.
Jun 10 - 3:50 PM

Mike Adams (shoulder) could receive a cortisone injection when he visits the doctor Monday.

Adams was placed on the disabled list Saturday with right rotator cuff inflammation and admitted to being concerned. It doesn't appear that he has structural damage, but more will be known after Monday's exam. Adams had been pitching well, posting a 2.12 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 17 innings. "That's probably the most frustrating part," Adams said. "I felt like pitching-wise, I had gotten back to where I was in the past."
Jun 8 - 12:11 PM

Phillies placed RHP Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation.

It's a disappointing development for the right-hander, who returned strong from last year's shoulder surgery. Adams has a 2.12 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 20 strikeouts in 17 innings this season. Ken Giles was recalled in a corresponding move.
Jun 7 - 7:17 PM

Phillies activated RHP Mike Adams from the 15-day disabled list.

Luis Garcia was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move. Adams, who had offseason shoulder and hernia surgeries, made four rehab appearances between High-A Clearwater and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Now that he's back to 100 percent, he'll help set up for Jonathan Papelbon.
Apr 15 - 8:33 AM

Mike Adams (shoulder) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.

Adams had been scheduled to return Monday, but he made a rehab appearance on Saturday at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and the Phillies want to give him two full days of rest before officially adding him to their major league bullpen. Adams is on his way back from shoulder and hernia surgeries.
Apr 14 - 4:05 PM

Mike Adams (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list Monday.

Adams, who is working his way back from shoulder and hernia operations, has made three appearances with Class A Clearwater. He's scheduled to move up to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday, which should be his final test before activation.
Apr 10 - 5:17 PM

Mike Adams (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday.

Adams will get started with the High-A Clearwater Threshers and then wind his way through the Phillies' minor league system. The setup man is recovering from shoulder and hernia operations. If all goes well, he could be activated around mid-to-late April.
Apr 2 - 5:36 PM

Phillies placed RHP Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a right shoulder injury.

Adams is working his way back from shoulder and hernia operations. He threw one inning in a minor league game Wednesday and is hoping to return in mid-April, though that's not a given.
Mar 27 - 7:39 PM

Mike Adams (shoulder) threw one inning in a minor league game Wednesday.

The inning was Adams' first game action since having shoulder surgery last July. The right-hander will pitch again Saturday. Adams hopes to return to the team by April 15 -- just one 15-day stint on the disabled list -- but that may be a bit optimistic at this point.
Mar 19 - 8:38 PM

Mike Adams (shoulder) will appear in a minor league game on Wednesday.

Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure was encouraged after watching Adams' second live batting practice session on Saturday. "It went very well, really well," he said. Coming back from shoulder and sports hernia operations, Adams won't be ready for Opening Day, but it seems like he could return sometime in April.
Mar 17 - 10:38 AM

Mike Adams (shoulder, sports hernia) tossed a live batting practice Wednesday.

The 35-year-old hadn't squared off against a live batter since he was shut down last summer with a shoulder injury. "This was one of many hurdles," said Adams. "My strength is increasing. The true test will be to see how I feel tomorrow. But overall, I’m happy. I felt good." Adams assumed his career was in jeopardy after he was diagnosed with three tears in his shoulder. One of Ruben Amaro Jr.'s many regrets, Adams is in the second and last year of a $12 million contract. He'll take home $7 million whether he contributes or not.
Source: CSN Philly
Mar 12 - 2:33 PM

Mike Adams threw a bullpen session Thursday for the first time since his July 2013 shoulder surgery.

Adams told reporters after the workout that his arm felt good. He's still questionable for Opening Day, but a mid-April debut seems very doable for the right-handed setup man. He owns a ridiculously-good 2.39 ERA and 9.0 K/9 in 388 2/3 career major league innings.
Feb 27 - 9:15 AM

Mike Adams (shoulder) progressed to throwing on flat ground on Friday for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery last July.

He'll throw again on flat ground early in the week, and if all goes well he'll progress to mound work on Thursday. He's still a bit of a longshot to be ready for Opening Day, but he should be able to join the Phillies bullpen early in the season, and will be a very valuable setup man in front of closer Jonathan Papelbon.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 21 - 10:43 PM

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4Koyie Hill
1B1Ryan Howard
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Reid Brignac
3Cesar Hernandez
LF1Domonic Brown
2John Mayberry
CF1Ben Revere
2Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Marlon Byrd
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PosRoleName
S1Cliff Lee
2Cole Hamels
3A.J. Burnett
4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
6David Buchanan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Jeff Manship