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Phillies place Mike Adams on disabled list, call up Ken Giles

Jun 7, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Matt Gelb reports that the Phillies placed reliever Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation of his right rotator cuff. As a result, the Phillies promoted Ken Giles from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Adams, 35, started the season on the disabled list as he was still recovering from surgery on his labrum last July. He was effective since making his season debut on April 18. In 17 innings, the right-hander posted a 2.12 ERA with a 20/7 K/BB ratio, working mostly in the seventh and eighth innings.

Giles, 23, has the Phillies’ fan base excited because of his impressive numbers in the minor leagues. The right-hander can reach triple digits with his fastball, and as a result, he posted a 1.88 ERA with a 38/13 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings split almost evenly between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

  1. felser - Jun 7, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Not sure he’s ready, but it should be interesting.

    • scotttheskeptic - Jun 8, 2014 at 12:05 AM

      The time has come to accept that these are again the Phillies of the late 90’s. Rushing the kids, especially pitchers, up from the minors because no other options exist to get through this season. We’ve already been subjected to several seasons of marginal signings, now we are fully there.

  2. andreweac - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    This kid surely had the grit and tWtW required to turn the Phillies around. Don’t worry about his walk rate.

  3. courtjester1234 - Jun 8, 2014 at 5:49 AM

    Last year at the start of the season I tried to believe they could contend. I didn’t see it last year so I know us faithful fans will be waiting and waiting for another chance to enjoy a couple good year that seem to go with a decade of bad ones. All I can say as a 45 year plus fan is that’s Philly for you. A city of broken what ifs

  4. greymares - Jun 8, 2014 at 6:53 AM

    The Phillies need this kid to do well. I’m sure Papelbon will be a part of the 2 or 3 trade pieces that they will actually have to try to improve the future roster.

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