Ailing setup man Mike Adams has three tears in his shoulder and is likely to miss the remainder of the season, Jim Salisbury reports on CSNPhilly.com.
One day after Jonathan Papelbon blew a save for the fourth time in his last five opportunities, the Phillies learned they will likely have to go the rest of the year without Adams.
Signed to a two-year, $12 million contract over the winter to shore up the eighth inning, Adams disappointed considerably in the role. He pitched to a 4.35 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in the eighth inning this year, allowing four homers and 11 walks in 20.2 innings.
Adams had given up runs in seven of his last 12 appearances when he went on the disabled list Saturday.
Adams has two options: surgery or a strength and rehab program. Either would take 12 weeks, meaning his season is likely done.
"This season doesn't look good -- highly unlikely," Adams said. "This year almost probably a no."
Even though Adams hadn't performed well, it's still devastating news for the Phillies, who will now be forced to use a combination of Antonio Bastardo, Jake Diekman, Joe Savery and Justin De Fratus as the shaky bridge to Papelbon. Only Bastardo started the year with the big club.
The Phillies already have the worst bullpen in baseball, boasting a league-worst 4.68 ERA, .272 opponents' batting average, .445 opponents' slugging percentage and 1.50 WHIP.
But, as Papelbon said after Monday's blowup, "[Bleep] happens."
Tuesday night, Ryan Howard will return to the starting nine and John Mayberry Jr. will start for a second straight night in the outfield, relieving Delmon Young in right.
Here are the lineups:
1) Jimmy Rollins, SS
2) Chase Utley, 2B
3) Michael Young, 3B
4) Ryan Howard, 1B
5) Domonic Brown, LF
6) John Mayberry Jr., RF
7) Ben Revere, CF
8) Carlos Ruiz, C
9) Kyle Kendrick, P
1) Logan Forsythe, 2B
2) Will Venable, RF
3) Carlos Quentin, LF
4) Chase Headley, 3B
5) Kyle Blanks, 1B
6) Yasmani Grandal, C
7) Alexi Amarista, CF
8) Pedro Ciriaco, SS
9) Jason Marquis, P