The Cubs designated Adam (ankle) for assignment Tuesday, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The move comes three days after Adam underwent left ankle surgery. Adam figures to clear waivers, considering the injury and his struggles at the big-league level this season. The Cubs needed to remove him from the 40-man roster to make room for Patrick Wisdom, whom they recalled Tuesday for added infield depth.
Adam underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left ankle Friday, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Recovery from the procedure will likely keep Adam out for an extended period, though the Cubs didn't specify exactly how long they expect him to be out. He's made nine appearances at the big-league level this season, struggling to an 8.22 ERA and 1.96 WHIP, but was pitching for Triple-A Iowa when he suffered the injury.
Adam was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Adam's latest stint on the big-league roster lasted a week. He made just a single relief appearance, striking out three while allowing two hits in a scoreless inning against the Pirates. Jake Arrieta (thumb) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Adam was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The 30-year-old was optioned to the alternate site last week but will rejoin the Cubs ahead of Friday's series opener versus the Pirates. Adam has surrendered seven runs on seven hits with a 10:6 K:BB across 6.2 innings out of the bullpen this season.
Adam was optioned to the Cubs' alternate training site Monday.
Adam was roughed up in his relief appearance in Sunday's loss to the Brewers, as he allowed five runs on three hits and two walks while failing to record an out. As a result, he'll be sent to the team's alternate camp for the time being. Right-hander Trevor Megill's contract was selected by the Cubs as part of a shuffle after Jonathan Holder (shoulder) and Rowan Wick (oblique) were transferred to the 60-day injured list.
The Cubs reinstated Adam from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Adam was able to clear MLB's health and safety protocols in two days after first landing on the COVID-19 IL on Monday. The Cubs optioned reliever Brad Wieck to their alternate site to open up a spot on the active roster for Adam.
Adam was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday.
Adam had pitched in each of the past two games and had posted a 2.45 ERA and 1.64 ERA with seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings to begin the season. He'll be eligible to return to the roster as soon as he clears the league's health and safety protocols, though it's unclear if he's contracted COVID-19 himself or if he's simply been exposed to someone else who did.
Adam figures to be part of the Cubs' bullpen "core" this season, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
Adam looked good in a small sample size last season, registering a 3.29 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 21 strikeouts across 13.2 innings. That audition will likely lock the 29-year-old into a setup role ahead of the likes of Rowan Wick (chest) and closer Craig Kimbrel. The latter has struggled some since arriving in Chicago, so Adam has an outside chance at closing some games depending on how things shake out.
Adam was recalled from the alternate training site Wednesday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
Adam made his team debut with the Cubs in August and allowed three runs on five hits with a 9:2 K:BB over 3.2 innings, and he's back with the club for another stint in the majors. Jose Quintana (lat) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Adam was optioned to the Cubs' alternate training site Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Tyler Chatwood and Jose Quintana were both activated from the injured list, and Adam's demotion was one of the corresponding moves. He gave up three runs in 3.2 innings across three appearances in the majors.
The Cubs selected Adam's contract Sunday from their alternate training site, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.
Adam will assume the 40-man roster spot of pitcher Jharel Cotton, who was designated for assignment. The 29-year-old made 23 appearances out of the Toronto bullpen in 2019, posting a 2.91 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 18:10 K:BB in 21.2 innings.
Adam will be a part of the Cubs' 60-man player pool this season.
Adam will join a group of 11 players training in South Bend, while 39 others will work out at Wrigley Field. This likely puts Adam a little ways away from any meaningful MLB action, though he did look good over 23 games with the Blue Jays last season and could get a look at some point this year.
Adam was assigned to minor-league camp Friday.
Adam was signed as a non-roster invitee in January but didn't stick around in big-league camp for long. He threw 4.2 innings in the Cactus League, striking out nine but walking eight while allowing six runs (three earned).
Adam signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
Adam was non-tendered by the Blue Jays in early December but it's not overly surprising to see him garner interest elsewhere after posting a 2.91 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 18:10 K:BB across 21.2 innings during 2019. The 28-year-old could slot into a middle relief role with a strong spring training.
Adam was non-tendered by the Blue Jays on Monday.
Adam will test out free agency despite posting a solid 2.91 ERA over 21.2 innings this season. He struck out 18 and walked 10 over that stretch.
Adam was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Adam has made four appearances for the big club this season -- all since the start of August -- allowing just one run across seven innings. He'll take the roster spot of Sean Reid-Foley, who was optioned to Buffalo after struggling as the bulk pitcher Tuesday.
Adam was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.
He was up for a little over a week, and the Blue Jays used him frequently. Adam gave up one run while striking out five over seven innings (five appearances). Neil Ramirez was promoted to take his place in the bullpen.
Adam had his contract selected from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.
Adam will provide the Blue Jays with bullpen insurance after the team traded away a pair of relievers in Daniel Hudson and Joe Biagini on Wednesday. The righty has made eight appearances with Buffalo since July 11, posting a 3.60 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 16:5 K:BB in 10 innings during that stretch.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/09||vs PIT||L 5-6||1.0||2||0||0||3|
|04/25||vs MIL||L 0-6||0.0||3||5||2||0|
|04/22||vs NYM||W 4-3||1.0||0||1||0||1|
|04/17||vs ATL||W 13-4||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|04/16||vs ATL||L 2-5||1.0||0||0||2||2|
|04/11||@ PIT||L 1-7||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|04/10||@ PIT||L 2-8||1.0||0||0||0||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||15.1||8||0||0||1||1||0||11||4||17||2.38||1.391|
|2014||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||98.1||19||18||0||4||8||0||89||30||107||5.05||1.397|
|2014||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||7.0||2||1||0||0||0||0||3||2||10||5.14||1.714|
|2017||AA-San Antonio Missions||2.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||1||0.00||0.500|
|2017||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||6.1||5||0||0||0||0||0||11||4||3||7.38||1.147|
|2017||R-AZL Padres 2||2.0||2||0||0||1||0||0||4||2||1||0.00||1.500|
|2018||AAX-Northwest Arkansas N||11.1||6||0||0||1||0||0||17||4||5||1.62||0.811|
|2018||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||12.2||11||0||0||2||0||4||15||7||6||1.48||1.066|
|2019||ROK-GCL Blue Jays||1.1||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||0.00||2.727|
|2019||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||2.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||1||0||0.00||0.500|