Friday, October 9, 2015

Mike Adams throws, bumped to Sunday return

Mike Adams (back strain) will be activated Sunday, the first day he is eligible, after a successful bullpen session Friday.

Mike Adams throws, bumped to Sunday return

Phillies reliever Mike Adams. (H. Rumph Jr/AP)
Phillies reliever Mike Adams. (H. Rumph Jr/AP)

WASHINGTON — Rich Dubee wanted Mike Adams to appear in a minor-league game before his activation from the disabled list. After throwing to hitters Friday in Clearwater, Fla., the Phillies decided that was unnecessary.

Adams (back strain) will be activated Sunday, the first day he is eligible.

"While he was a little rusty at not having thrown in several days, he physically felt fine," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement.

Dubee, the pitching coach, said Wednesday that Adams needed to enter a game situation before he returned. He, apparently, was overruled by Adams' rosy evaluation of himself. Adams has not pitched since May 10. The setup man signed a $12 million deal last winter and has a 3.00 ERA.

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