Apr 9, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mike Adams (37) celebrates with catcher Erik Kratz (31) after recording the last out of the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Mets 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Phillies Finally Place Mike Adams On 15 Day DL


Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After Mike Adams tried to tough out a back injury for nearly a week, leaving the Phillies a pitcher short in the bullpen, the Phillies finally placed him on the disabled list today.

 

Assuming Adams back is getting better, he won’t actually have to be on the disabled list for 15 days, because the Phillies were able to place him on the disabled list retroactive to the last day he pitched.

 

Getting Adams back will be huge, because it will hopefully mean the end of Antonio Bastardo getting the ball in the eighth inning when the Phillies have the lead. Justin De Fratus has also proved very valuable late in games recently, so unless Charlie Manuel feels the need to have a lefty set-up man, De Fratus could permanently take the role of second eighth inning guy away from Bastardo once Adams comes back. Realistically speaking that isn’t likely to happen, but it would make the most sense.

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