Adam was traded from the Royals to the Blue Jays for cash considerations Sunday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Adam, a non-roster invitee, made five appearances for the Royals this spring -- allowing two unearned runs in 4.1 innings while striking out five -- before being flipped to Toronto. The right-hander struggled in his big-league debut with Kansas City last season, finishing with a 6.12 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 32.1 innings of relief. Adam did whiff more than a batter per inning (10.3 K/9), though he also issued too many free passes (4.2 BB/9). He'll provide bullpen depth for his new team.
Adam returned to the Royals on a minor-league deal Monday.
The reliever got his first taste of big-league action in 2018 and failed to impress, stumbling to a 6.12 ERA in 32.1 innings. His 26.1 percent strikeout rate was above-average and his 10.6 percent walk rate didn't sink his season on its own, but his very low 25.3 percent groundball rate led to him allowing nine homers. He'll likely be organizational depth again for the Royals in 2019 unless he can figure out how to keep the ball in the yard.
Adam was non-tendered by the Royals on Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old righty made his big-league debut last season, but logged a 6.12 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 32.1 innings. Flanagan reports that Adam will re-sign with the Royals in the coming days on a minor-league deal.
Adam was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.
Adam struggled to a 6.12 ERA in 32.1 innings for the Royals, allowing nine home runs. Jake Newberry will take his place in the bullpen.
Adam was called back up from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.
Just a day after being optioned to the minors, Adam will rejoin the big-league club as Ian Kennedy (oblique) was placed back on the 10-day DL. Adam has appeared in 18 games for the Royals in 2018, posting a 4.66 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with a 20:9 K:BB across 19.1 innings of relief.
Adam was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
A spot had to be cleared for Tuesday's starting pitcher, Ian Kennedy (oblique), and Adam was the roster casualty. Adam has had issues with the long ball, and he's compounded those issues with walks, but even so he figures to return in the second half when bullpen reinforcements are inevitably needed.
Adam was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.
In a corresponding move, the Royals placed Justin Grimm on the 10-day disabled list due to a right shoulder injury. Across 14 appearances in the big leagues this year, Adam has logged a 4.70 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 15.1 innings of relief. Look for him to serve in low-leverage situations while he's with the club.
Adam was sent down to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
Adam allowed a home run during each of his past two outings, raising his ERA to 4.70 in 15.1 innings of relief. His FIP of 7.37 suggests that he's been pretty lucky that he hasn't given up more runs, and the Royals finally elected to make a change in their bullpen with Brandon Maurer joining the club in a corresponding move.
Adam's contract was selected from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
Adam started the season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas, but was promoted to Triple-A at the end of April. He'll now make his inaugural big-league appearance after producing a 1.00 ERA and holding opponents to a .119 batting average in 18 innings out of the bullpen between the two levels. He'll likely fill a middle-relief role for Kansas City. To make room for him on the active roster, Scott Barlow was optioned to Triple-A.
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