Adames went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Mets.
Adames extended his hitting streak to three games and has reached base at least twice in all three of those contests. He's leaving behind a woeful stretch between May 1 and May 12 during which he hit only .206 across 34 at-bats. He also launched his fifth homer of the campaign, and the power display has been noticeable of late. He has connected on three of his five home runs during the current month.
Adames went 1-for-3 with a two-run double, two walks and two runs in a win over the Mets on Saturday.
It was an extremely rare taste of offensive success for Adames, who's slashing just .187/.237/.341 even when factoring in Saturday's productive day. The 25-year-old has shown some signs of life at the plate over the last 10 games by hitting .242 with two doubles, two home runs, six RBI and six runs during that span, but he's also struck out at a mammoth 48.6 percent clip in the sample.
Adames isn't starting Thursday's game against the Yankees, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Adames had gone hitless with five strikeouts in six at-bats across his last two games. Joey Wendle will shift to shortstop while Mike Brosseau starts at third base.
Adames went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Athletics.
Adames came up huge with a game-tying three-run shot in the fifth inning off Cole Irvin. Although the 25-year-old shortstop entered Sunday in a massive slump, the crucial homer might have earned him a spot in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's homestand against the Yankees.
Adames isn't starting Saturday against the Athletics.
Adames has gone 3-for-14 with a run, a walk and nine strikeouts in his last four games. Joey Wendle will shift to shortstop while Yandy Diaz plays third base and Yoshi Tsutsugo starts at first base.
Adames went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a double and two runs scored in Monday's 7-3 win over the Angels.
Adames knocked a double and came around to score as part of a four-run third inning. He then took Jose Quintana deep the next inning for his third homer of the season and first since April 12. The 25-year-old shortstop entered Monday in a 2-for-31 slump over his last 10 games.
Adames is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Now on the bench for the second time in three days, Adames may be at risk of moving into more of a part-time role in light of his rough start to the season. After an 0-for-3 showing in Monday's 2-1 loss, Adames is now sitting on a .183/.227/.338 slash line and 30.7 percent strikeout rate through 75 plate appearances. Joey Wendle will cover shortstop Tuesday and bat fifth.
Adames is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Adames will be getting a maintenance day after going 4-for-18 with a triple and a stolen base while starting each of the past five games at shortstop. Joey Wendle will shift over from third base to cover Adames' usual spot in the infield.
Adames went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Monday's 4-1 win over the Royals.
The bottom of the order did most of the damage for the Rays in this one, as the trio of Joey Wendle, Adames and Kevin Kiermaier combined for five hits, four runs and two RBI. The steal was Adames' first of the year, but perhaps more importantly, he didn't strike out -- the first time he's avoided fanning in a start since April 3. On the season, the shortstop has a shaky .204/.232/.370 slash line with two homers, four RBI and six runs through 17 games.
Adames is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Adames will sit out for the second time in four games while he remains in a prolonged slump at the plate. Over the Rays' last seven contests, Adames has gone 2-for-24 with 11 strikeouts, dropping his season average to .180. Adames could end up ceding more work at shortstop to Joey Wendle -- and eventually, top prospect Wander Franco -- if he struggles to get going at the plate in his future starts.
Adames isn't starting Thursday's game against the Rangers, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Adames has gone hitless with three strikeouts in his last seven at-bats. Joey Wendle will start at shortstop Thursday while Mike Brosseau enters the lineup at third base.
Adames went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 1-0 win over the Rangers.
He took Taylor Hearn deep in the seventh inning to give Tyler Glasnow and the bullpen all the run support they would need. Adames also struck out twice, giving him a shaky 2:9 BB:K over his last seven games, but he's hit both his homers on the season during that stretch while supplying four RBI and three runs.
Adames went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBI in Friday's 10-5 win over the Yankees.
Adames started the Rays' scoring parade with an RBI double in the second inning before capping off the big win with a solo shot in the seventh. After a brutal 4-for-19 start, the 25-year-old shortstop doubled his extra-base hit total and raised his season OPS to .813.
Adames went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in a loss to the Red Sox on Monday, but he's hitting just .182 (2-for-11) over his first three games.
The 25-year-old only had an Opening Day single to his name prior to Monday's two-bagger. Adames' slow start, albeit over what is still a very modest sample, is a disappointment after he was the Rays' most consistent offensive player throughout spring training, posting a .390/.457/.805 slash across 46 Grapefruit League plate appearances.
Adames is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins.
Adames started at shortstop Opening Day and will take a seat after going 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. Joey Wendle will take over at shortstop for Tampa Bay with Yandy Diaz working at the hot corner.
Adames, who slugged two solo home runs in a Grapefruit League win over the Orioles on Monday, hit four round trippers in his last six exhibitions.
Adames also wrapped up spring with a four-game hitting streak, as he laced a double in his lone plate appearance during the Rays' Grapefruit League finale against the Tigers on Tuesday. Adam Berry of MLB.com reports the 25-year-old's ramped-up offseason training, which included swing adjustments, seems to be paying dividends at just the right time with Thursday's Opening Day tilt against the Marlins next on tap. "I'm just happy that all that work we put in is going to the field now in the games," Adames said. "It's translated from the cage to the field, and all that makes me feel really good about the work that we put in in the offseason."
Adames went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs in a Grapefruit League win over the Red Sox on Friday, pushing his spring average to .343 (12-for-35) heading into Saturday's action.
Adames has kept his foot on the gas at the plate all spring, with the rest of his line consisting of two doubles, a triple, two home runs, five RBI, five walks and eight runs across 40 plate appearances. The 25-year-old has only gone hitless in consecutive exhibitions once across that 15-game sample, giving him no shortage of momentum heading into the regular season and seemingly corroborating the effectiveness of the adjustments he made to his swing this offseason.
Adames is hitting .300 (3-for-10) with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs across his first four spring games.
Entering his fourth major-league season, Adames is looking to put it all together after showing plenty of flashes thus far in his first three campaigns. Adames slugged .481 in 2020, belted a career-high 20 home runs a season prior, and generated a career-best .348 on-base percentage as a rookie back in 2018. The 25-year-old upped the intensity of his training this past offseason in an attempt to hit on all cylinders offensively in 2021 and hold off elite prospect Wander Franco as long as possible, and he's gotten his quest off to an encouraging start, albeit over a small sample early in Grapefruit League play.
Adames trained "harder than last year" this offseason after a significantly underwhelming finish to the 2020 season and postseason, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Adames split his training time between Miami and Santiago in the Dominican Republic this offseason after hitting just .149 over his last 18 games and following it up with an even more meager .136 mark in the postseason. Like teammate Kevin Kiermaier, Adames confessed to fears of being traded this past offseason, but he's back in his usual starting shortstop role and is looking forward to seeing his offseason work pay dividends. "Hopefully this year is a little bit different for me in a good way," Adames said. "I'm just happy to be around, just happy to be back and can't wait to be on the field and show what we can do."
Adames went 0-for-2 with a walk while recording a stolen base Tuesday in a win over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Round.
Adames struggled throughout September but managed to record a stolen base while Robbie Ray was on the mound. He only stole two bases during the year but got a good jump on Danny Jansen during the fourth inning. The 25-year-old recorded a slash line of .259/.332/.481 during the 2020 regular season.
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|05/15||vs NYM||W 12-5||3||2||1||0||2||2||0|
|05/14||vs NYM||W 3-2||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|05/12||vs NYY||L 0-1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/11||vs NYY||L 1-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|05/07||@ OAK||L 1-2||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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|2014||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||27||97||15||27||5||2||2||11||15||30||3||0||.278||.377||.433|
|2014||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||98||353||40||95||14||12||6||50||39||96||3||6||.269||.346||.428|
|2015||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||106||396||51||102||24||6||4||46||54||123||10||1||.258||.342||.379|