Adleman will make his next start Friday against the Cardinals.
Heading into the week, Adleman was lined up to start Wednesday against the Brewers, but with the Reds announcing Monday that Rookie Davis (forearm) would return from the disabled list to start that game, Adleman will be pushed back two days while Cody Reed is bumped from the rotation. Adleman acquitted himself well in his first start in place of Brandon Finnegan (shoulder) on April 21 against the Cubs, taking a no decision while giving up two runs over six innings and striking out seven.
Adleman (0-0) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out seven across six innings, but received no decision Friday against the Cubs.
Adleman gave up a pair of solo shots to Javier Baez and Jason Heyward, but otherwise held the Cubs bats in check, but when the Reds bullpen fell apart in the late innings, it cost him a chance at his first victory of the season.. After throwing just 57 pitches in his season debut on April 16, he was called upon in a spot start to fire 92 pitches in this contest, and after posting a 4.00 ERA as a rookie in 2016, he's already showing promise as he enters his second season. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Brewers.
Manager Bryan Price said that Adleman will start Friday's game against the Cubs, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 29-year-old made his season debut Sunday against the Brewers and completed four innings with just one run against him. This strong start apparently prompted the Reds to hand him a spot start in place of Sal Romano, who was sent back to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday. Adleman will take the mound opposite former Cy Young Award-winner Jake Arrieta in Friday's bout.
Manager Bryan Price indicated Sunday that Adleman, who was recalled from Triple-A Louisville, would work out of the bullpen, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Reds have a void in their rotation after Brandon Finnegan hit the disabled list Sunday with a strained left shoulder that's expected to prevent him from throwing for two-to-three weeks, but it doesn't look as though the team will entrust Adleman to claim the open starting spot. Instead, the Reds may prefer to try and get by with either Cody Reed or Robert Stephenson in the rotation, as both possess prior starting experience but have been relegated to relief this season. Additionally, Rookie Davis (forearm), who is on the DL with an injury of his own, is eligible to return Friday, but it's unclear if he would be ready to fill Finnegan's spot. Look for Adleman to work in long relief for the time being, but it wouldn't be out of the question for him to get a look in the rotation at some point this season as injuries and poor performance open up starting opportunities.
Adleman was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.
Adleman will provide short-term bullpen depth for Cincinnati, and will serve as an insurance policy in long relief if Sunday's projected starter, Sal Romano, has a short outing. If Adleman is not needed Sunday, he could be a candidate for a spot start in the back end of the upcoming week. In his only start at Triple-A this year, the 29-year-old turned in a quality start but picked up a loss, giving up two earned runs over seven innings.
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