Phillies decline option on Adams

Philadelphia, PA ( – The Philadelphia Phillies declined Mike
Adams’ 2015 $6 million club option on Thursday.

Adams spent much of the last two seasons on the disabled list and pitched in
just 18 2/3 innings this year, posting a 2-1 mark with a 2.89 earned run

His option would have vested automatically at $6 million with 60 innings
pitched in 2014 or at $6.5 million with 120 innings in 2013-14, but he tossed
43 2/3 innings in his two seasons.

In addition, Starter A.J. Burnett has until Monday to accept or decline his
$12.75 million player option, while starter Kyle Kendrick and catcher Wil
Nieves became free agents Thursday.