Mike Adams RP LAD 10 months ago

Adams will not report to Triple-A Oklahoma City, Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register reports.

The Dodgers informed Adams on Thursday that he would not make the Opening Day roster, and it sounds like instead of reporting to Triple-A, the 36-year-old right-hander may just call it a career. Over the course of 10 major league seasons, Adams has posted a 2.41 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 3.25 K/BB. He had a 2.89 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 22 appearances with the Phillies last season.

Mike Adams RP LAD 10 months ago

Adams will begin his season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

A non-roster invitee to spring training, Adams will hope to work his way up to the big-league bullpen. Even if he eventually gets there, he'll likely be limited to working as a middle reliever.

Mike Adams RP LAD 11 months ago

Adams says his body continues to respond well to throwing, and he is slated to pitch in Wednesday's game, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Adams has been held under 30 innings in each of the last two seasons due to injuries, and is hoping to make the Dodgers' bullpen out of camp as a non-roster invitee. With several Dodgers relievers ailing, he has a shot, but would likely only be featured in medium-to-low leverage situations.

Mike Adams RP LAD 11 months ago

Adams has signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Adams is almost certain to break camp with the Dodgers if he proves he's healthy, given his track record (career 2.41 ERA, 1.085 WHIP, and 9.0 K/9). The 36-year-old's 2015 option wasn't picked up by the Phillies due to shoulder injuries riddling his time in Philly, but he's a top relief option if he can put together 50+ innings in a season again.

Mike Adams RP LAD 1 year ago

Adams (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day DL.

Fraying in the labrum of Adams' surgically-repaired right shoulder forced the 36-year-old out of action in early June, but he's been cleared to return following a trio of successful rehab appearances with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Adams has put up impressive numbers throughout his 10-year major league career (2.37 ERA, 9.1 K/9), but given his recent shoulder troubles, it's no guarantee the Phillies will pick up his $6 million price tag for 2015.

Mike Adams RP LAD 1 year ago

Adams (shoulder) pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, striking out one and getting two groundouts.

It was Adams' first rehab appearance. He is scheduled to pitch again this weekend and will likely need a handful of outings before he rejoins the Phillies next month.

Mike Adams RP LAD 1 year ago

Adams will undergo stem-cell treatment for his shoulder in the winter, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Adams, who is on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, said he has about 20 percent of his right rotator cuff remaining. He will start a rehab assignment Tuesday, and hopes to pitch for the Phillies in September.

Mike Adams RP LAD 1 year ago

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

Considering that Adams has been out all summer, it's likely that the Phillies will take it slow with his rehab process, and he could return in early-to-mid September to a mid-inning role in the big-league bullpen. Ken Giles, however, has staked a firm claim to the eighth inning and is the Phillies' closer in waiting.

Mike Adams RP LAD 1 year ago

GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Adams (shoulder) could return to the Phillies in September, the team's official site reports.

Adams has been long-tossing and was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday. He has been on the disabled list since June 7 with right rotator cuff inflammation.

Mike Adams RP LAD 2 years ago

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.