Mike Adams Placed on DL Yet Again

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Mike Adams Placed on DL Yet Again
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Just when Charlie Manuel could field his strongest lineup of the season, his bullpen suffered a setback in the form of Mike Adams once again being placed on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis. The 34-year-old reliever was hailed as a panacea for the Phillies' eighth-inning woes. He is responsible for four losses with a 3.96 ERA and has been unable to pitch on consecutive days at various junctures. Adams missed 16 days with a back injury in May. He returned without pitching in a minor-league rehab game and then complained of "tenderness" in his right biceps. That injury portends a shoulder problem for a pitcher with a history of shoulder problems.

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