|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||8/10/1994|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 220 lbs|
|Drafted||2015 - Rd 5|
The Yankees returned Adams to Double-A Trenton following Tuesday's doubleheader with the Mets.
Adams served as the Yankees' 26th man in the twin bill, working in long relief in the second game after James Paxton lasted just 2.2 innings. The right-hander helped save the New York bullpen by covering 4.1 frames -- giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks -- but Adams' heavy usage takes him out of the mix for Saturday's game against the White Sox, when the Yankees will require a fifth starter. The Yankees now seem likely to get by with a bullpen game that day.
The Yankees recalled Adams from Double-A Trenton to serve as the 26th man for their doubleheader Tuesday with the Mets, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
New York recently transferred Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Trenton with the expectation that he would start for the Double-A affiliate Tuesday, but the organization evidently determined he would be more useful as a long-inning option out of the bullpen for the big club's twin bill. The Yankees will have to reduce their roster to 25 ahead of their series with the White Sox that begins Thursday, but if Adams goes unused in the doubleheader, it's possible he'll stick around in the majors. Due to Domingo German's (hip) recent move to the injured list, the Yankees will have an opening in the rotation Saturday in Chicago, and manager Aaron Boone has already mentioned Adams as a possibility for the spot start.
Adams threw seven shutout innings in a 3-0 victory for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, giving up three hits, striking out two and walking one.
The 24-year-old has been locked in for the RailRiders of late, as he's now boasting a 0.85 ERA with a 27:6 K:BB over his last five starts. He made two appearances at the big-league level this season, giving up three earned runs with seven strikeouts over seven innings. Manager Aaron Boone has said he expects Adams to be back with the big club at some point this season.