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Mike Adams Targets April 15th For His Return

mike-adamsAccording to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Phillies relief pitcher Mike Adams threw 20 pitches in a minor league game and has targeted April 15th as his return. Adams is currently recovering from shoulder surgery.

Adams signed a 2-year, $12 million dollar deal during the 2012 offseason and is set to earn $7 million this season. Signed to be the teams 8th inning shut down reliever, Adams struggled in his first season in Philly before being shut down in June with season ending surgery.

If Adams can come back and be the player he was in Texas (2.88 ERA) then the Phillies bullpen will get a big bump on April 15th. The Bullpen right now is full of young, but very inexperienced arms and Adams, along with Papelbon, would be the veteran relievers that could anchor the pen.

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