Before the 4-3 victory over Pirates today, Diamondbacks chose right-handed bets Austin Adams from Triple-A Reno. In the respective moves, Arizona placed Southpaw Anthony Misiewicz on the 15-day injury list due to strain on right calf and catcher moving CarsonKelly to IL 60 days.
Adams threw two-thirds of the innings and earned a spot in today’s game, marking his first act of the 2023 campaign and helping him to seven consecutive MLB seasons with at least one out. yard. Most of Adams’ Major League schedule is rather sporadic, as he only threw two thirds with the Padres in 2022 due to a forearm strain and subsequent flexor tendon surgery. San Diego removed Adams from their roster at the end of the season and he opted to become a free agent, essentially acting as an early non-tender.
Amid injuries and lack of control, Adams has yet to reach his full potential as he enters the season at the age of 32. That said, the idea of Adams working with a pitching coach heralded Brent Strom is fascinating, as Adams has a massive 34.2% hit rate in the 97 rounds of his career. Even his 3.90 ERA is pretty respectable as Adams has released 15.5% walk-through free passes. Going through 12 2/3 rounds with Reno, the results were encouraging, as Adams posted a 2.84 ERA in 12 2/3 rounds while beating 37% of hitters and at least a slight drop in the number of hits. his walk (11.1BB%).
D’Backs acquired Misiewicz in a deal with the Cardinals earlier in the season, and since then, he’s been brought back and forth a few times between Triple-A and the major leagues. His most recent stint in the pro leagues will unfortunately be painfully prolonged, as the left-hander strained his calf muscles while covering the first base in the match. on Friday. Misiewicz has an ERA of 2.70 in 6 2/3 IPs with Arizona this season, but that number rose to 5.63 after he was charged for three wins over 1 1/3 IP in the loss. March 13 on Friday before Pittsburgh.
Kelly is yet to play this season after his right forearm fractured a pitcher at the end of spring training. The move to the 60-day IL seems inevitable, as between the recovery period, the ramp-up time, and the minor league rehabilitation duties, it doesn’t seem likely that Kelly will return any time before July. .