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

    May 15, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    mike adams getty

    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 CSNPhilly.com, 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…

  2. Mike Adams held out Sunday due to back spasms

    May 12, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mike Adams allowed a run in his most recent appearance on May 10 against the Diamondbacks. He had the day off on Saturday, but was unavailable today in the series finale in Arizona due to back spasms. The 34-year-old’s absence forced Jonathan Papelbon to be used a day after converting a five-out save, a fact…

  3. Phillies give up 13 runs to Royals, but it didn’t have to be this way

    Apr 5, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT

    Erik Kratz, Chris Getz

    I should start by writing about the intentional walk that went bad in the Royals’ rout of the Phillies on Friday.  With the Phillies up 4-2 and one out in the sixth, manager Charlie Manuel decided he’d rather have lefty Jeremy Horst face Alex Gordon with the bases loaded than Kyle Kendrick or a right-handed…

  4. 2013 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Mar 13, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Phillies Marlins Baseball

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Philadelphia Phillies. The Big Question: Will the Phillies defy age and injury concerns? The Phillies had the oldest offense and…

  5. Pat Gillick thinks Phillies still have 2-3 years of contention left

    Mar 2, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Former Blue Jays and Phillies GM Pat Gillick watches the two teams play during their MLB Grapefruit League baseball game in Dunedin

    Former Phillies GM Pat Gillick, now a special assistant to the team, still sees a window of opportunity for the aging and injury-prone club. “I certainly see enough for two or three more years, for sure,” said Gillick, now a special assistant to the Phillies. “I kind of got the feeling when I came here…

  6. The Phillies sign Chad Durbin

    Jan 28, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    The lastest move from Ruben Amaro: Sources told MLB.com today the Phillies and right-hander Chad Durbin have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, pending a physical. The deal includes a club option for 2014. Durbin, 35, pitched for the Phillies from 2008-10, when he helped solidify the middle innings. Jerry Crasnick says the deal is for $1.1…

  7. Rangers sign Jason Frasor to one-year, $1.5 million deal

    Jan 3, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Texas Rangers

    UPDATE: It’s now official for $1.5 million, which is a nice bargain pickup for Texas. ========== Jason Frasor is close to signing a one-year contract with the Rangers, according to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News. Frasor has spent his entire nine-year career with the Blue Jays except for a two-month stint in 2011…

  8. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  9. Mike Adams turned down more money, possibly from Nationals, to sign with Phillies

    Dec 21, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

    Mike Adams Getty

    As a follow-up to Mike Adams signing a two-year, $12 million deal with the Phillies that includes a $6 million third-year vesting option, Corey Seidman of CSNPhilly.com writes that the reliever turned down bigger offers: Adams was in high-demand this offseason–six teams were interested and three were serious, according to agent Josh Yates–and he had…

  10. Giants and Santiago Casilla agree to three-year extension

    Dec 17, 2012, 11:11 PM EDT

    World Series - San Francisco Giants v Detroit Tigers - Game 4

    UPDATE: Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle hears that the deal is worth around $15 million. Nothing to get too worked up about, but long-term deals for relievers can be risky business. 11:08 PM: Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that the Giants and Sanitago Casilla have agreed to a three-year extension, pending a physical.…

  11. Phillies ‘intensifying pursuit” of free agent outfielder Cody Ross

    Dec 15, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Phillies have reportedly agreed to terms with Mike Adams and John Lannan over the past 24 hours, but general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. isn’t done with his offseason shopping list. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies are “intensifying” their pursuit of free agent outfielder Cody Ross. They have some competition, though, as…

  12. Phillies and Mike Adams agree to two-year, $12 million contract

    Dec 15, 2012, 9:03 AM EDT

    Mike Adams

    UPDATE: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies and Mike Adams have agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract, pending a physical. The deal includes a vesting option for 2015. 1:54 AM: Mike Adams won’t get a chance to close after finding himself in free agency for the first time, but he will get…

  13. Joakim Soria agrees to two-year contract with Rangers

    Dec 3, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT

    joakim soria getty

    Joakim Soria, who had his $8 million option declined by the Royals, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Rangers, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Soria missed all of 2012 following Tommy John elbow surgery, but was among the elite closers in baseball from 2007-2011, saving 160 games with a 2.40 ERA in…

  14. Angels still pursuing bullpen help, interested in Sean Burnett and Mike Adams

    Dec 3, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto continues to search for bullpen help after missing out on Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa. Fujikawa chose the Cubs, perhaps in part because he wanted a chance to be a closer and the Angels had just signed Ryan Madson to more or less fill that role. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com says…

  15. Mike Adams says Josh Hamilton “is a different guy sometimes”

    Nov 8, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton AP

    After spending one-and-a-half seasons in Texas reliever Mike Adams is not expected to re-sign with the Rangers as a free agent, but on his way out the door he had some interesting comments about Josh Hamilton. During an MLB Network Radio interview, Adams said of his fellow free agent: Josh is a special talent and…

  16. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  17. Mike Adams undergoes surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

    Oct 19, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    Mike Adams Getty

    According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Mike Adams underwent successful surgery yesterday for thoracic outlet syndrome. Adams dealt with soreness in his shoulder and neck in September before he was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, an injury which is caused by a rib pushing down on a nerve and causing numbness. Chris Carpenter…

  18. Mike Adams to have surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

    Oct 12, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    mike adams getty

    Mike Adams struggled down the stretch before being shut down with neck and shoulder problems, and now the Rangers reliever will undergo surgery next week for thoracic outlet syndrome. That’s the same surgery Chris Carpenter underwent back in July, when it was called “season-ending.” Instead he made it back for September and won a playoff…

  19. Mike Adams diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome

    Sep 30, 2012, 12:39 PM EDT

    mike adams getty

    Rangers setup man Mike Adams has struggled in September, allowing seven earned runs on 14 hits over just 8 1/3 innings. And now there’s a valid reason for those uncharacteristically poor results. According to beat writer Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, the right-hander was diagnosed this weekend with thoracic outlet syndrome — a condition that…

  20. Mike Adams dealing with neck sprain, MRI rules out damage in shoulder

    Sep 28, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers pitcher Mike Adams reacts after striking out Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta to end the eighth inning of Game 1 of the MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Arlington

    UPDATE: Good news for the Rangers. According to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com, an MRI ruled out any significant issues with his shoulder. He was diagnosed with a cervical (neck) sprain, but it’s not known when he’ll be able to resume throwing. 5:42 PM: Texas’ bullpen may have just lost its top setup man right before…

  21. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 28, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey reacts to the crowd after getting his 20th win of the season after the Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Mets 6, Pirates 5: R.A. Dickey wins his 20th, striking out 13 in the process. I don’t care if wins aren’t supposed to matter. It’s cool. He’s old and he struggled for years and he has no freaking ligament in his elbow and he seems like a pretty cool guy and all of that and…

  22. A’s hit five homers, lose to Rangers anyway

    Sep 27, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Josh Reddick, Mike Gallego

    Rangers setup man Mike Adams had allowed one homer in 51 2/3 innings this season until suddenly giving up three to the five A’s hitters he faced today. Fortunately for Adams, the Rangers had a 9-4 cushion when he entered and they went on to win 9-7 to split a four-game series with the A’s.…

  23. Joe Nathan lost a bet to Mike Adams and had to dress up like Tony Romo

    Sep 12, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    joe nathan as tony romo

    Rangers bullpen-mates Joe Nathan (who grew up in New York) and Mike Adams (who grew up in Texas) made a bet on Wednesday night’s Giants-Cowboys game. Nathan took the Giants, Adams took the Cowboys, and the loser had to dress up like Tony Romo and wear a full football uniform for all of batting yesterday…

  24. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

  25. Padres rookie Joe Wieland to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Jul 18, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Joe Wieland

    Joe Wieland had a promising debut for the Padres, posting a 4.55 ERA and 24/9 K/BB ratio through five starts after coming over from the Rangers in last year’s Mike Adams trade, but the 22-year-old rookie hasn’t pitched since being shut down with elbow problems in early May. And now he won’t pitch until at…

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