Earlier today the Yankees announced that they recalled right-handed relief pitcher Jake Barrett. As a corresponding move, Chance Adams was optioned back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Barrett, 27, made two appearances for the Yankees earlier this season. He allowed a home run in 1.2 innings of work against the Twins on May 4, then got hung out to dry on May 8 against the Mariners. Seattle rocked the right-hander for five runs over two innings. The reliever has had far more success in Triple-A, pitching to a 1.17 ERA (1.80 FIP) over 15.1 innings. If nothing else, Barrett will give the Yankees a fresh arm.
Adams, 24, appeared in one game this season, tossing three innings in relief against the Rays yesterday. He allowed a hit, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch, but also struck out four. Adams earned a save for his work. You have to go back to July 9, 2018 for the last time a Yankee secured a three-inning save. Gio Gallegos took care of business against the Orioles that night.
As a starter for the RailRiders, Adams owned 4.80 ERA (4.50 FIP) across 30 innings pitched. A few poor starts dinged him early, however, as the right-hander posted a 1.45 ERA (2.24 FIP) over his three most recent starts. Adams joined Pinstripe Alley’s A Call Away podcast earlier this month to discuss his path to the big leagues.