CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports Phillies reliever Mike Adams has been placed on the 60-day disabled list which moves his return to August at the earliest. The 35-year-old reliever has inflammation in his right rotator cuff which is terrible for a guy who had surgery on his labrum last July.
Adams was having his best season since 2011 as he posted a 2-1 record with a 2.12 ERA while allowing six runs (four earned) in 17.0 innings of work this season and had a 20/7 strike-to-walk ratio.
Prior to his injury, would've been one of Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro's most valuable trade chips at the deadline. He was becoming more effective with every appearance and that's something any contender could use. Owed just $2.3 million for the rest of the season after the July 31st trade deadline and a $6 million for 2015 that likely won't vest, Adams was a perfect rental player who the Phillies could've sold high on for some younger talent.
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