Adell will play for Triple-A Salt Lake when the minor-league season gets underway, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. After struggling to a .161/.212/.266 slash line in 132 at-bats at the big-league level last season, the Angels determined Adell would be best off getting more minor-league seasoning before jumping back up to the majors. That opportunity will come at Triple-A, which is no surprise given that the 22-year-old played 27 games at that level in 2019. Adell is likely to spend time with the big club at some point this season.
Adell was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday. Adell spent most of the 2020 campaign on the major-league roster but slashed .161/.212/.266 with three home runs and seven RBI over 38 games while also struggling defensively. The 21-year-old posted a 1.072 OPS with two home runs and six RBI over 19 Cactus League at-bats this spring but will still require some time in the minors to begin the regular season. However, Adell is a strong candidate to return to the big-league roster in 2021 if he can produce at Triple-A Salt Lake.
The Angels list Adell (knee) as an available reserve player for Monday's Cactus League game against the Reds, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Adell picked up a knee contusion over the weekend when he collided with the outfield wall, but his inclusion on the lineup card Monday implies that the injury isn't a concern for the young outfielder. The 21-year-old is expected to begin the season at Triple-A Salt Lake, but if he rakes right away against Pacific Coast League competition, he might not have to wait long to get another look with the Angels in an everyday role in the corner outfield.
Adell was diagnosed with a bruised knee after exiting Saturday's Cactus League game against the White Sox, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. The young outfielder was fortunate to avoid a more serious injury after he collided with a wall while tracking a flyball. The Angels described his removal from Saturday's contest as precaution, and though he'll remain out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, Adell should be cleared to play within the next few days. He's slated to complete a light workout Sunday and is considered day-to-day.
Adell was removed from Saturday's spring game against the White Sox as a precautionary measure, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Adell collided with the outfield wall during the second inning and remained in the field for the rest of the frame. However, he was removed from the game after the inning ended. The Angels didn't provide an injury diagnosis for Adell, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be forced to miss additional time.