Adams was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports. As expected, Adams will head back to the minors with J.A. Happ set to come off the disabled list to start Thursday's series opener against the Rangers. The soon-to-be 24-year-old held his own in a spot start against the Red Sox earlier in the month, allowing three runs over five innings. He should be back with the big club when rosters expand in September, assuming he isn't needed sooner. Adams owns a 4.50 ERA and 102:48 K:BB across 21 starts (98 innings) with the RailRiders this season.
Adams will take the hill against the Red Sox on Saturday, Coley Harvey of ESPN reports. As expected, Adams will make his big-league debut in Fenway Park after manager Aaron Boone confirmed his promotion prior to Friday's contest. Across his past six starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Adams has logged a 3.07 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with a 30:17 K:BB over 29.1 innings.
The Yankees are expected to promote Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilke-Barre to start against the Red Sox on Saturday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Adams' 2018 season with the RailRiders has been an up-and-down affair, as he's posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with 102 strikeouts over 98 innings. The 23-year-old will face a tough task against one of baseball's best offenses at Fenway Park on Saturday. It may end up being a short stay in the majors for Adams with J.A. Happ (illness) expecting a quick return from the disabled list, but a solid outing Saturday could go a long way towards earning a second look.
Adams tossed five scoreless innings Wednesday, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out six for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. After giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks in 3.2 innings in his 2018 debut, the 23-year-old righty delivered a bounce-back effort in his second start of the year. He is not on the 40-man roster, which is part of the reason he was passed over when the Yankees needed a fill-in starter when CC Sabathia (hip) landed on the disabled list. Adams will need to cut down on the free passes (four walks in 8.2 innings) and improve against lefties (5.68 ERA) in order to earn a promotion to the major-league rotation this summer.
Adams was sent down to the minor leagues Thursday. This move comes as no surprise, as Adams came into camp knowing his chances of making the Opening Day roster were slim. He gave up six runs on nine hits and three walks across 4.2 innings this spring, and figures to start the year at Triple-A Scranton.