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Mike Adams | Relief Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/29/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas A&M-Kingsville
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Phillies declined RHP Mike Adams' $6 million club option for 2015.
An easy decision for the Philadelphia front office. Adams pitched just 18 2/3 innings in 2014 and 25 innings in 2013 due in large part to a lingering right rotator cuff injury. He'll probably have to settle for a prove-your-health deal in free agency. Thu, Oct 30, 2014 12:55:00 PM

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Phillies activated RHP Mike Adams from the 60-day disabled list.

Adams has been out since early June with right rotator cuff inflammation, but he made it through three rehab appearance without incident. He's finishing up a two-year, $12 million contract.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 09:39:00 AM

Mike Adams (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

It's not clear how many rehab appearances he'll need, but Adams will be activated at some point in September if all goes well. He's has been on the disabled list since June 7 with right rotator cuff inflammation and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg admitted being surprised that the reliever might rejoin the bullpen at some point. "In some regards," Sandberg said. "He was in Florida doing his thing and doing his throwing program, and he progressed quickly in the last week or so."
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Mike Adams (shoulder) hopes to begin throwing off a mound during the first week of August.

Adams, who's been out since June 7 with fraying in his right shoulder labrum, was recently transferred to the 60-day disabled list. The right-hander could return in late August if he's able to avoid setbacks, but he admitted to reporters Sunday that he won't be 100 percent. Adams holds a $6 million club option for next season.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 09:18:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 11:56:00 AM

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.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 03:47:00 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.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 03:50:00 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."
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 12:11:00 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.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 07:17:00 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.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 08:33:00 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.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 04:05:00 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.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 05:17:00 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.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 05:36:00 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.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 07:39:00 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.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 08:38:00 PM

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