Adams made his Major League debut earlier this year in a start against the Red Sox. In just two games this year for the Yankees, the 24-year-old has a 0-1 record with an 8.10 ERA. However, Adams has enjoyed much more success since transitioning to a reliever in the minors, which is likely how the Yankees will use him.
Since joining the bullpen in Triple-A, the right-hander has surrendered only one run in 7.1 innings, while walking two and striking out eight. Adams’ success in his new role was no surprise to Railroaders manager Bobby Mitchell.
“I think he’s really started to look comfortable, each outing more and more. I think that down the line he could be in the big leagues as a reliever and that would be great for him. He goes out there and gets after it right away”.
Adams will provide depth and help lighten the load for a bullpen that has been especially taxed as of late; particularly last night when three different relievers had to piece together six innings in the loss against the Twins.