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Phillies could add Mike Adams to bullpen Monday

Apr 11, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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Mike Adams has been sidelined since undergoing shoulder surgery in July, but the Phillies reliever could be cleared to come off the disabled list as soon as Monday if a weekend minor-league rehab appearance at Triple-A goes well.

Adams signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Phillies last offseason after a five-year run as a dominant setup man for the Padres and Rangers, but wasn’t his usual self last season in 28 appearances before being shut down.

Interestingly, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that Adams’ velocity has been in the high-80s during his recent Single-A game action, which is a few miles per hour off from his Padres/Rangers days, and the right-hander seems sort of resigned to no longer throwing as hard at age 35. So expectations should probably be held in check.

  1. bankboy2012 - Apr 11, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    He can’t possibly make the bullpen any worse. It’s wrong when “not a dumpster fire” is the best you can hope for from your team’s bullpen.

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