Found May 16, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The back spasms that kept Mike Adams from pitching Sunday and forced Jonathan Papelbon to pitch when he otherwise wouldn't have are still lingering.  In fact, the pain is so bad that Adams may soon find himself on the disabled list.  The Philadelphia Phillies reliever says he is experiencing back pain unlike anything he has ever felt before. According to John Finger of CSN Philly, the Phillies may place Adams on the DL if his back doesn't improve by the weekend.  The team will almost certainly send him for some tests if he keeps missing time, but a stint on the DL is not out of the question. “It popped up Sunday during the last five minutes of batting practice. I was out shagging flies and all of sudden, it just came,” Adams said. “It was pretty painful. I went out there shagging, went to grab a baseball and it grabbed at me. I don’t think it was nothing crazy. It wasn’t like I was throwing out there. Hopefully, it was just a bad muscle spasm and we can get it to release and get better." Adams was signed by the Phillies this offseason after the Rangers non-tendered him.  Adams suffered through Thoracic Outlet Syndrome at the end of last year and ultimately underwent offseason surgery to correct the problem.  Philadelphia took a chance on him and gave Adams a two-year, $12 million deal.  So far it's worked out. Adams has made 17 appearances this season, and he has posted a 3.00 ERA.  With some more time, Adams is likely to push that ERA under 3.00.  In his career, he has a 2.31 ERA.  Adams has been used primarily as the Phillies' set-up man this season.  He bridges the gap between the starters/other relievers and Jonathan Papelbon. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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