Adams will open the year with Low-A Burlington, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports. This is a typical assignment for a 19-year-old position player who was taken in the first round of the previous year's draft, but it's noteworthy with Adams because he is still a pretty raw hitter, and this assignment should give him a challenge. Don't panic if he doesn't get off to a great start against Low-A pitchers, but if he were to have a seamless transition, that would be an excellent sign.
The Angels called Adams (jaw) up from their minor-league camp to serve as a reserve outfielder in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. With two games on the docket for the Angels, the team decided to bring in some reinforcements from the minors to provide depth off the bench. Adams is expected to finish the second of the Angels' split-squad games in center field, making it safe to conclude that he's made a full recovery from the broken jaw that forced him to finish his first professional campaign in the training room. The 2018 first-round pick is expected to open the upcoming campaign in short-season ball before likely getting a look at a full-season affiliate in the second half.
Adams is currently dealing with a broken jaw, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Adams' jaw is wired shut, so it's safe to say he won't be getting into minor-league action for a bit. No timetable for his return has come forth, though he's expected to have the wires removed from his mouth Friday, according to Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com. It's also encouraging that he is able to continue working out while he's sidelined with this injury.