Mike Adams Likely Out For The Season

The Phillies signed Mike Adams to a two-year, $12MM deal this offseason with an eye toward forming an elite late-inning duo with Jonathan Papelbon, but his season may be done after 25 innings. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Adams has three tears in his right shoulder and is unlikely to pitch again in 2013.

After being examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, Adams learned that the non-surgical route for his injury would require four to six weeks of rehab followed by a throwing program of at least six weeks. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told Gelb (Sulia link) that he will be on the lookout for bullpen help, but he's not overly optimistic about his chances given the demand for relief help. Naturally, on the flipside of that coin, if the Phillies ultimately end up as sellers, Adams' name won't be popping up in any trade rumors.

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