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Mike Adams | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/29/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas A&M-Kingsville

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Mike Adams has left Dodgers' camp, telling pitching coach Rick Honeycutt before departing Thursday night that he was "shutting it down."
Adams is evidently hurt again, although he and the Dodgers didn't offer any specifics. He pitched through a small tear in his labrum last season, so it's reasonable to assume that's the issue. The 36-year-old is not expected to announce his retirement, "but he’s going home for now," manager Don Mattingly said. Adams had been slated to begin the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City but will now forfeit a $100,000 retention bonus. Fri, Apr 3, 2015 09:57:00 AM

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Mike Adams told reporters that he will begin the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The Dodgers will pay Adams a $100,000 retention bonus. Adams has battled shoulder injuries over the last two seasons. This spring, he's allowed five runs in 4+ innings. "Health-wise I've been good. I haven't had any outings I've felt bad at all. I've just been inconsistent with performance," said Adams. The team is going slow with him because of his injury history, but if he's able to prove his health, he could serve as bullpen depth later in the season.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 01:39:00 PM

Mike Adams allowed two more runs in an inning of work facing the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Adams has allowed runs in three of his five appearances so far this spring. The Dodgers could use bullpen help, but the 36-year-old right-hander is coming off of a rotator cuff injury. The Dodgers have to tell him by noon EST on Tuesday if he's made the active roster, if he's been cut, or if he'll begin the season in the minors, per SB Nation's Eric Stephen.
Source: True Blue LA
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Mike Adams (shoulder) expects to pitch in Wednesday's Cactus League game.

Adams made his spring debut on Saturday and said that his body has rebounded well from the outing. It's a good sign, but it's hard to count on him. The 36-year-old logged just 18 2/3 innings last season due to a right rotator cuff injury.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 11:36:00 AM

Mike Adams threw batting practice on Wednesday.

Adams was just signed by the Dodgers ten days ago and needs to get up to speed before he sees his first game action. A 36-year-old with an injury history, Adams is no guarantee to make the Opening Day roster. He's made just 50 appearances over the last two seasons.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 11:08:00 AM

Dodgers signed RHP Mike Adams to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Adams, 36, had a terrible time staying healthy during his tenure with the Phillies, making just 50 appearances over two seasons. He pitched well when healthy, though, posting a 3.50 ERA with 44 strikeouts across 43 2/3 innings. The veteran reliever should have a good shot to make the Opening Day roster as long as he's healthy.
Sun, Mar 1, 2015 11:20:00 AM

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

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

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