Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:58:40 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session Sunday, March 2. Adams likely will start the season on the disabled list but hopes to join the team sometime in April.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:51:18 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder) threw off flat ground Friday, Feb. 21, and felt good. He said he is scheduled to throw again in another three days and will see where he goes after that session.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:50:57 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder, hernia) was able to throw off flat ground Tuesday, Feb. 18, and he is aiming for Feb. 27 to throw from a mound.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:10:55 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder, hernia) is feeling good after shoulder surgery and thinks he can be ready for Opening Day March 31. "But at the same time I'm going to try not to set opening day as my final date. I don't want to be ready Opening Day then all of a sudden I'm back on the disabled list in July or August or even sooner," Adams said. He also had hernia surgery after the 2013 season, but he said his shoulder was the main concern. He's currently throwing long toss at 100 feet and will resume bullpens in mid-February. Adams thinks he'll need around 10 spring outings in order to be ready. The Phillies may choose to go the cautious route and hold him back for a few weeks in the regular season. RPs Antonio Bastardo and Jake Diekman can also work the eighth inning.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:41:08 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (hernia) recently underwent surgery for a sports hernia, and he could resume throwing soon. The timetable for his return is uncertain.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 11:01:26 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder) is scheduled to be examined next week in Los Angeles. He has responded poorly to conservative treatment and will likely have to undergo season-ending surgery. Adams could miss the beginning of the 2014 season if surgery is necessary.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:06:56 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder) decided to have PRP injection treatment and rehab instead of undergoing surgery because it gave him "two chances, instead of one" to pitch again. Adams hopes to be completely healthy by the beginning of spring training.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:08:46 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder) will not undergo surgery to repair his shoulder injury. He will undergo a PRP injection and begin a lengthy rehab.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:02:23 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder) was diagnosed with three tears in his shoulder - two to his labrum and one in his rotator cuff - and he could need surgery that would likely keep him out for the rest of the year. Adams hasn't decided on surgery yet, but either way, he probably won't pitch again this season. "It's not going to heal," Adams said. "Maybe I can do some stuff to get the other muscles to take over and strengthen and hold everything else intact." If he doesn't have surgery, he'll need four to six weeks of rehab followed by a throwing program of at least six weeks.
Fantasy Tip: You can go ahead and drop Adams if you own him in cavernous mixed or NL-only leagues. In the event Jonathan Papelbon is traded this summer, Antonio Bastardo now looks like the overwhelming option to take over the closing duties.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:52:16 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder) could require surgery for a labrum issue. Adams is visiting a doctor Monday, June 24.