Reliever Mike Adams leaves Dodgers, won’t report to Triple-A

Mattingly said Adams wasn’t recovering from relief appearances as quickly as he would like. The 10-year veteran struggled with shoulder problems while in Philadelphia the last two seasons, but has a very respectable career ERA of 2.41 and was signed by the Dodgers in the offseason to provide depth in the bullpen.The Dodgers reached an agreement to pay Adams a $100,000 retention bonus to remain on his minor league contract but if Adams doesn’t report to Triple-A, he won’t receive that bonus.Ruling on the wayJosh Hamilton’s fate won’t be determined until “shortly after” Opening Day, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said on SiriusXM radio Wednesday. • PHOTOS: Trout homers, Kendrick returns as Angels beat Dodgers ANAHEIM >> Dodgers reliever Mike Adams was supposed to start Thursday’s Freeway Series opener with the Angels three days before the regular season begins. Instead the right-hander left the team and isn’t reporting to Triple-A, according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. Adams, 36, may be leaning toward retirement after being informed on Tuesday he wouldn’t be on the Opening Day roster. Mattingly wouldn’t confirm plans that Adams will retire.“I would never say that for someone, but he’s going home for now,” Mattingly said. “He’s not going to report to Triple-A, at least not at this point. Anything could change. I’m a little uncomfortable talking about his career and what he would do, but for now he’s leaving spring training.” • VIDEO: Mattingly talks to media about Mike Adams The Angels slugger, who was expected to miss the first month of the regular season after shoulder surgery Feb. 4, met with MLB officials in February, but neither side confirmed the reason for the meeting. Hamilton has a well documented history of struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.“I think that we’ll have something on Hamilton in relatively short order,” Manfred said. “Probably has been a little slower just because he’s not available to play.” Angels manager Mike Scioscia bristled at questions about Hamilton on Thursday, stating his preference not to express an opinion on his shoulder or his potential suspension until the commissioner makes a ruling. “Josh isn’t really playing baseball right now,” Scioscia said. “You can’t answer questions until you’re confronted with what they’re going to be.”Hamilton isn’t currently participating in baseball activities that Scioscia would consider evidence that he is close to being ready for a return.Angels replace GatoradeMike Trout claims he isn’t beginning his foray into the business world, but he has brokered his first deal.The Angels announced an agreement on Thursday with BodyArmor, the upstart sports drink with which Trout has an endorsement deal, to become the team’s official sports drink. Gatorade is the sports drink sponsor of Major League Baseball, but teams are free to negotiate independent deals with other products.Trout said he received such a positive response from Angels teammates who tried the drink last year that he initiated talks between the Angels and BodyArmor to replace Gatorade as the primary sports drink available to the Angels. “I just brought it to their attention last year to see if we could have it in the dugout,” Trout said. “I’m not really into the marketing stuff just yet. I’m just a young kid just out there playing ball.”NotableScioscia announced the Angels starting pitching rotation for the regular season, which begins on Monday with a three-game series in Seattle: Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Matt Shoemaker and Hector Santiago… A substitute for injured Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen hasn’t emerged in spring training according to Mattingly, who will likely give several relievers a chance to pitch in the ninth inning early in the season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more

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