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Mike Adams chooses rehab over surgery for shoulder injury

Jun 27, 2013, 11:02 PM EDT

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We heard earlier this week that Phillies reliever Mike Adams was diagnosed with two tears in his right labrum and one in his rotator cuff, but it turns out that he will not have surgery. At least not yet.

According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, Adams will go the rehab route rather than have surgery. The plan is for him to receive a platelet-rich plasma injection tomorrow and see how his shoulder responds. He’ll still likely miss the rest of the season and surgery could be an option if he fails to make progress.

Adams, 34, posted a 3.96 ERA and 23/11 K/BB ratio over 25 innings prior to landing on the disabled list last week. He signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Phillies over the winter and is still owed $7 million in 2014.

  1. daveeproc - Jun 27, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    This worked out so well for Danny Espinosa…

    • gloccamorra - Jun 28, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      Chad Billingsley went the platelet-rich injections and ended up getting Tommy John surgery anyway. Adams should have the surgery now and maybe come back next May so the Phils can trade him in July. He’s probably gun-shy because he had extensive surgery in 2006 and missed the entire 2007 season.

  2. millmannj - Jun 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    …and Dylan Bundy. Get the surgery now and maybe be available for the 2014 pennant races. Waiting might keep Adams out until June/July of 2015.

    • joeflaccosunibrow - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:59 AM

      Dylan Bundy doesn’t have shoulder problems. Shoulder surgeries are more risky than an elbow.

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  4. joeflaccosunibrow - Jun 28, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Future Headline:

    After Visiting Dr. Andrews Mike Adams Opts For Surgery

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