Adams was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
Adams was a long shot at best to break camp in the big leagues, and his five earned runs in 2.1 spring innings couldn't have helped his case. He should be a depth option in case of injury this season.
Adams took the loss Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing five runs on four hits and one walk while recording just one out.
Adams never settled in during his Grapefruit League debut Wednesday. After walking the leadoff hitter, the right-hander allowed a single, two doubles and a triple before recording his first and only out of the game. He was subsequently pulled, and the runner he left on base eventually came around to score. Adams will look to turns this around in his next outing.
Adams and Sonny Gray are candidates to start one half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Adams' sole major-league appearance came in a mediocre spot start back in early August, when he allowed three runs and struck out just two batters in five innings against the Red Sox. He has a disappointing 4.98 ERA in 23 starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It's unclear whether the Yankees will prefer that resume to Gray's, as Gray has a 5.34 ERA on the season and was demoted from the rotation in early August.
Adams was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.
Adams should offer a fresh arm capable of pitching multiple innings out of the Yankees' bullpen following Tuesday's extra-innings win. The 24-year-old has made one appearance for the big club this season, allowing three runs through five innings in a spot start. He'll take the roster spot of Aroldis Chapman (knee), who was sent to the disabled list in a corresponding move.
Making his big-league debut. Adams didn't fare too badly against a potent Boston offense, although two of the three hits he gave up left the yard. The 23-year-old will likely head back to Triple-A once J.A. Happ (illness) comes off the disabled list, but at the very least Adams should be back when rosters expand in September if he isn't needed sooner.
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