Pitcher Austin Adams. Who did you think I was going to say?
Adams was drafted by the Indians in the fifth round of the 2009 draft and was having a good season in Columbus – 2-1 with a 2.29 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and 2 saves in 39.1 IP. The Indians’ bullpen has been pretty taxed this week with Justin Masterson’s early exit on Monday, and the 14-inning marathon on Wednesday. T.J. House was sent to Columbus to make room on the roster for Adams, which makes sense – he won’t be due for anymore starts before the All Star Break begins on Monday, and it gives the Tribe the opportunity to add a fresh arm to the bullpen. If Adams sees action this weekend against the White Sox, it will be his Major League debut.
* This is Adams’ team photo from 2012, because it wouldn’t let me embed the 2014 (or 2013) team photos. So just picture him two years older.