Mike Adams will pitch in a game for the first time in nearly 3 months tonight in Allentown.
Adams, placed on the disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation on June 7, will begin a rehab assignment at Triple A Lehigh Valley. The 36-year-old veteran reliever hopes to close out an injury-riddled two seasons with the Phillies on a positive note.
Adams has pitched in 47 games in the last two seasons after signing a 2-year, $12 million deal two winters ago. The contract included an option for a third year that could have become guaranteed had Adams pitched at least 60 innings this season; he's pitched 17 innings.
"When I signed here 2 years ago, I expected a lot more than what I've done," Adams said. "There probably isn't anyone more disappointed by the situation than myself. I proclaimed it would be a good 3-year deal, and, obviously, it hasn't worked out that way. I said I didn't want to steal money, and that's exactly what happened. Right now, the most important thing is to stay healthy and finished this last month, and what happens after that happens."