Although surgery was recommended by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, Phillies team physician Michael Ciccotti advised against having the procedure done at this time. According to CSN Philly, Adams is siding with Ciccotti as the reliever with get plasma injections today to see how his shoulder will respond.
This does not change the prognosis that the 34 year old reliever is still likely done for the season. If the injections do not work, surgery is still a viable option but that is a bridge Adams will cross when he comes to it, I guess.
In 28 games this season for the Phillies, Adams is 1-4 with a 3.96 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. This is his first season in Philadelphia after signing a two year, $12 million deal in December.
I'm still trying to decide whether I feel the Phillies are better off having him on the disabled list or struggling his way through an eighth inning jam that he got himself into. I'll let you know.
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