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Rockies, Chance Adams Agree To Minor League Deal

Rockies, Chance Adams Agree To Minor League Deal

The Rockies have re-signed righty Chance Adams to a minor league deal and invited him to big league camp this spring, reports Jon Heyman of the New York Post. He’d earn at a $740K rate in the Majors.

Adams, 29, once ranked among the best pitching prospects in the sport but hasn’t yet found any success in the big leagues. The 2015 fifth-rounder has totaled 41 2/3 MLB frames, yielding a dismal 8.42 ERA in that time. Adams has a far better track record in Triple-A, where he’s turned in a 4.06 ERA in parts of five seasons (a total of 343 1/3 innings).

Adams hasn’t pitched in the Majors since a brief 2020 look with the Royals. He wound up requiring Tommy John surgery that October and made a very brief return to the Royals minor league ranks late in the ’21 campaign (6 2/3 innings). Adams didn’t pitch with an affiliated club in 2022 and spent the 2023 season in the Rockies organization, where he’ll now return.

Though he worked primarily as a starter early in his career, Adams came out of the bullpen for the Rockies’ Triple-A club last season. In 32 2/3 innings, he worked to a 3.86 ERA with solid walk and ground-ball rates of 7.1% and 44.9%, respectively. Adams fanned only 15% of his opponents in Albuquerque, however.

Back with the Rockies and seemingly back to full strength, Adams will have an opportunity to earn a spot in the Colorado bullpen this spring. The Rockies don’t have a ton of bullpen flexibility, with six relievers who can’t be optioned: Justin Lawrence, Tyler Kinley, Daniel Bard, Nick Mears, Jalen Beeks and Rule 5 pick Anthony Molina. There should still be a couple spots up for grabs, however, particularly if Molina doesn’t end up sticking on the roster and is eventually returned to the Rays.

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