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Mike Adams can't catch a break. He pitched well in San Diego, but never could earn the closer's role after Trevor Hoffman retired. He was shipped off to the Texas Rangers where he continued to pitch well, but he suffered through thoracic outlet syndrome right as the team was about to enter the postseason. He had offseason surgery while dealing with free agency, then finally signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Now, he is once again battling injuries and may need surgery.
For the second time this season, Mike Adams is on the DL. He was placed on the DL in May with back spasms. Then, just last week he hit the DL with what was diagnosed as a biceps strain. Now, Adams may be faced with another surgery looming in the distance says Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly.
Mike Adams will be seen by doc tomorrow in LA. "could require some surgery, but we don't know yet," Amaro says. Appears to be labrum issue
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) June 25, 2013
Apparently, the biceps issue is related to the labrum issue that may need surgical intervention. This is often the case. When one area is injured, compensation to that area can result in an injury elsewhere. If Adams has to undergo labrum surgery, his season will likely be over.
Prior to the start of the 2013 season, Adams signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies worth $12 million. He's performed well, but Adams has not been his same dominant self. In 28 appearances, Adams has a 3.96 ERA. Compare that with his career ERA of 2.39 and you can see something is clearly wrong. Even last year, while battling the thoracic outlet syndrome, Adams posted a 3.27 ERA.
For Phillies fans who have seen so many players injured this year and in years past, the news of Adams' injury is frustrating. For Adams, it's even more frustrating. He is a solid reliever who has yet to be able to stay healthy and get in a groove with his new team. Hopefully he can avoid surgery, but things don't look to good for him right now.
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