Phillies Notes: Mike Adams Likely Out for Season, Bullpen a Mess
Mike Adams' season is likely over after he was diagnosed with two tears in his right labrum and one in his rotator cuff.
The Phillies placed Adams and his balky arm on the 15-day disabled list on June 22, marking the oft-injured pitchers third stint on the DL since the start of the season.
J.C. Ramirez, 24, was called up to take Adams spot on the roster. He will provide bullpen depth with Adams on the disabled list. He has just a 5.30 ERA over 27 appearances between two levels of the minors.
Adams went on the disabled list with what was called biceps tendinitis, and is still contemplating whether to address the injury through rehab or surgery, but, either way, he's not expected back this season.
Adams, 34, is under contract for $7 million next season and has a $6 million club option for 2015 that vests with 60 innings pitched in 2014.
The reliever tore his labrum back in 2008 and had that surgically-repaired. Ultimately, he seems likely to go under the knife again.
Adams has been a major disappointment since coming over to the team, in 28 games, the set-up man went 1-4 in 25 innings pitched with a 3.96 ERA and 1.36 WHIP He was supposed to give the Phillies a dominating 1-2 punch at the back-end of the bullpen and fix the issues the team had in the eighth inning in 2012.
The Phillies signed right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley today as well. MacDougal was released from the Reds' Triple-A affiliate on June 8 after posting a rough 5.49 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 19 2/3 innings of work.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro indicated Monday that Carlos Zambrano is unlikely to be promoted before July 1, when he can exercise the opt-out clause in his contract.
Michael Stutes will be shut down until at least July 5 with right bicep tendinitis and Jeremy Horst will resume throwing on Wednesday. Horst has been on the DL for just over a week with a left elbow strain.