RP - FA
The Royals had scored five runs in the third inning of Wednesday's Cactus League game when RHP Austin Adams was brought in to replace starter Danny Salazar. He retired the next five batters with two fly outs, two ground outs and one strikeout, without giving up a hit.
It is likely that the 29-year-old will make the Opening Day roster despite intense competition for a bullpen spot. It has been a good spring for Austin Adams with nine strikeouts and one save in nine games. The right-hander hits the high-90s but has occasional control issues. In 28 appearances last year, Adams struck out 23 over 33 1/3 innings with a 3.78 ERA and 1.50 WHIP.
RHP Austin Adams threw a clean inning with one strikeout at the top of the 16th in Tuesday's five-hour game vs. the Yankees. Jose Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th to give Adams his second win of the season.
The 28-year-old rookie hit 98 MPH with his fastball and needed only nine pitches to dispose of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner and Alex Rodriguez. He has a 3.09 ERA with 6.94 SO/9 over his 18 appearances. At the moment, he has little fantasy value.
With Scott Atchison hitting the DL with an ankle sprain, the Indians recalled RHP Austin Adams from Triple-A Columbus Clippers.
This will be Austin Adams' third stint with the big-league club is season. In this three appearances, he has tossed 5 2/3 innings with a 1.59 ERA and .882 WHIP
RHP Austin Adams gave up the winning run in the final Cactus League game vs the Brewers on Saturday. He pitched 1/3 inning, giving up one earned run on two hits.
This probably was not the best finish to the Cactus League for the 25th man on the roster. He leaves Arizona with a stat line of 10 IP, 17 H, 9 ER, 2 BB & 10 SO. The 28-year-old rookie Adams will bring his mid-90s fastball out of the bullpen but is unlikely to offer any fantasy relevance.
The Indians roster is now at 25 with the inclusion of RHP Austin Adams.
The Indians #18 prospect joins a bullpen of elite arms. He pitched 8 2/3 innings in spring training, allowing 14 hits and conceding 7 runs. Most impressive has been his 10:1 K:BB rate.