Adams was promoted back to the big league club Thursday. Adams was sent back down to Triple-A Columbus about a month ago after spending two weeks with the Indians, where he compiled a 4.50 ERA through 7.2 innings of work. During his time in the majors this year, he only record five strikeouts, but his WHIP was 1.17 in the brief seven appearances he made. Adams will add an extra right-handed arm to the bullpen, but will likely be optioned back to Columbus in the near future.
Adams was sent down to the minors Tuesday, Nick Camino of WTAM reports. Adams has proven to be a solid option in Cleveland's bullpen, working to a 2.35 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 7.2 innings, but the club needed to clear room on the major league roster to make way for Tuesday's starter Cody Anderson. The reliever will head back to Triple-A Columbus, but he'll likely get another chance in the majors at some point this season.
Adams was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday. Adams will provide the Tribe with bullpen depth for their afternoon matchup in Boston. The right-hander has limited opposing batters to a .190 average through 16.1 innings at the Triple-A level this season.
Adams has pitched well with Triple-A Columbus this season so far, not allowing a run while earning a win and two saves in four appearances. In 4.2 innings, Adams has a 7:2 K:BB to go along with a 1.19 WHIP and 0.00 ERA. Meanwhile, the two guys vying for the closer role in Cleveland, Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw, have ERA's higher than 8.50. If Shaw and Allen continue to struggle, Adams may find his way up to the Cleveland bullpen.
Adams was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The Indians announced Saturday that Joba Chamberlain will make the Opening Day roster out of the bullpen, which may have been what took Adams out of the equation. Adams has been effective this spring, striking out 9 batters in 10.1 innings, but he'll start the season at Triple-A. If one of the Indians' relievers struggles off the bat this year, Adams would be a candidate for a callup given he made 28 appearances at the big league level last year.