Adams was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Friday. Adams made six relief appearances during his first season with the Royals in 2020, but he was inefficient once again, allowing nine earned runs on 15 hits and no walks while striking out six over 8.2 innings. He'll be cast off the 40-man roster to make room for several prospects who will be protected from the Rule 5 draft.
Adams was recalled by the Royals on Monday. Adams made just one appearance in his previous stint on the Royals' roster, allowing three runs on four hits while recording just five outs. He now owns an 8.57 ERA in 34.2 major-league innings, meaning he's unlikely to fill anything but a low-leverage relief role during his time with the club. Ian Kennedy (calf) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.
Adams was optioned to the alternate training site Wednesday. The 26-year-old was recalled over the weekend and struggled in his team debut Monday, allowing three runs on four hits across 1.2 innings. Adams could rejoin the big-league roster later in the year, but for now he'll participate in workouts at the alternate site.
Adams allowed three runs on four hits across 1.2 innings pitched in Monday's loss to the Cardinals. He struck out one. Adams was making his season debut after being recalled Sunday. He came on to pitch the sixth inning and immediately gave up a single to Brad Miller and two-run homer to Paul Goldschmidt. He retired the next three Cardinals in order but gave up another run before being pulled with two outs in the seventh.
Adams was optioned to the Royals' alternate training site Sunday. Adams' shuffle between the major-league roster and alternate camp continues. The right-hander was called up by Kansas City on Saturday but will be optioned for the second time in three days. He began the season on the injured list for an undisclosed reason and still hasn't made an appearance in the majors this year.
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