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Matt Gelb, who covers the Phillies for The Philadelphia Inquirer, tweeted the following on Adam's first appearance.
Mike Adams threw 20 pitches in a minor-league game. First action. Happy with movement, not velocity. Still shooting for April 15.Although it was just 20 pitches in a Minor League game, it was a huge hurdle for Adams, who hasn't pitched in a game since last July. Antonio Bastardo, who missed the last 50 games in 2013 while serving a suspension, could emerge as the man come opening day. Adams has a ways to go before being ready for a Major League game, but the Phillies are hoping that Adams can return close to what he was during his prime years of 2010 and 2011, when he posted ERAs of 1.76 and 1.47 respectively.
— Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 19, 2014
Injuries last season hampered Adams and he finished with a 1-4 record and a 3.96 ERA in 25 innings. The Phillies would probably be happy to see the Adams of 2012, when he went 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 61games with the Rangers. In 386 career games, Adams is 19-19 with a 2.39 ERA.