Adams placed on DL; Giles to be called up

Adams placed on DL; Giles to be called up

June 7, 2014, 8:00 pm
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The Phillies' stomach-churning season just got worse.

After the Phils' 6-5 loss on Saturday -- their seventh in the last eight games -- the team announced that setup man Mike Adams has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation. Triple A Lehigh Valley's 100-mph man Ken Giles will be called up Sunday and be available for the Phillies' series finale in Cincinnati.

Adams was having a promising season after returning from shoulder surgery. The 35-year-old, in the second year of his two-year, $12 million deal with the Phils, has a 2.12 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 17 innings before landing on the DL. Adams also hasn't allowed an earned run since May 2.

"It was plaguing me for a little while," Adams said on Saturday about his right rotator cuff inflammation. "I felt it a little in my last outing in New York. I asked for a couple days off. I will have an injection to see if it clears up and see the doctor on Monday."

Giles, 23, popularly known for hitting triple digits on stadium radar guns, will get his first call-up to the big leagues. The hard-throwing right-hander started 2014 with Double A Reading, where he had a 1.20 ERA, seven saves and 29 strikeouts to just five walks in 15 innings.

He was then promoted to Triple A, where he posted a 2.63 ERA with five saves, nine strikeouts and eight walks in 13 2/3 innings.

Now, he's with the Phils.

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