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Report: Yankees Will Call Up Chance Adams Saturday

Expected To Start Against Red Sox In MLB Debut

August 03, 2018 - 2:54 pm


According to the New York Post's Joel Sherman, it looks like Chance Adams will be getting called up Saturday to make his MLB debut against the Red Sox. The right-hander would be filling in for J.A. Happ, who went to the disabled list with hand, foot, and mouth disease.  

Luis Cessa had been scheduled to start, but was used in long relief last night, throwing 51 pitches and giving up five runs in 3 2/3 innings. Since Justus Sheffield just pitched Thursday, that makes Adams the man for the job against the division-leading Red Sox Saturday in Boston. 

Adams, 23, is the Yankees' No. 8 prospect. He had a tremendous 2017 season in the minors, but has struggled this season in triple-A. Adams is 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 21 starts, but is coming off a start where he tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out eight. 

Meanwhile, Sheffield is 5-3 with a 2.31 ERA in 14 games, which might mean we see him at some point this season. The Yankees are hoping that when Happ returns and Lance Lynn enters the rotation to replace Sonny Gray that they can work out their starting pitching issues. This could end up being a spot start for Adams...against the best team in baseball. No pressure, kid.