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Mike Adams could be headed to the 15-day disabled list

May 15, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

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Phillies setup man Mike Adams hasn’t made an appearance since last Friday because of lower back discomfort. And he’s not getting closer to returning.

According to John Finger of, the right-hander experienced lingering pain in his back Tuesday while trying to play catch and could be placed on the 15-day disabled list at some point this week. “I’ve pitched through a lot of injuries and pains,” said Adams. “I couldn’t even get through it.”

Adams was given an anti-inflammatory injection on Wednesday. If that doesn’t do the trick, the Phillies will almost certainly remove him from the active roster and call up a bullpen reinforcement.

The 34-year-old has posted a 3.00 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 15 innings (17 appearances) this season for Philadelphia. He signed a two-year, $12 million free agent contract with the Phillies this past winter.

  1. therealcial - May 15, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Well that sux

  2. mgflolox - May 16, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    But. What. About…. His HENCHMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. captainwisdom8888 - May 16, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Another pitcher hurt shagging fly balls….

    I’m struggling to make sense of why you would have pitchers(especially Mariano Rivera) practicing an outfielder’s job. THIS IS NOT YOUR CRAFT!

    You might as well put Ryan Howard on the mound…J-roll can put on the catchers gear and we can keep this idiocy rolling…

    (Confused Philly fan)

  4. markofapro - May 16, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    His back was bothering him last year.

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