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Phillies place Mike Adams on disabled list

Adams is out with a right back strain. Humberto Quintero was called up to take his roster spot.

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The Philadelphia Phillies placed pitcher Mike Adams on the disabled list Monday with a strained right back.Taking his roster spot will be catcher Humberto Quintero, according to the Phillies' official Twitter handle.

Adams, 34, has helped solidify the Phillies' bullpen this season. He has just a 3.00 ERA in 17 games while posting what would be a career high 11.4 K/9. However, his control has not been quite as good as it has been in the past. His velocity has also dropped nearly two miles per hour in the past year.

Adams made a name for himself pitching out of the San Diego Padres bullpen between 2008-2011, allowing the Padres to trade him to the Rangers for a pair of pitching prospects. The Phillies signed Adams as a free agent in the offseason to a two year deal worth $12 million that contains a team option for a third year at $6 million.

Quintero, 33, is also in his first year with the Phillies. He was up with the major league squad earlier in the season but was sent to Triple-A when starter Carlos Ruiz was eligible to return after a 25 game suspension.

Once again Quintero is on the roster because of an injury to Carlos Ruiz. Ruiz is currently day-to-day with an unknown injury and will at least miss Monday's game. Quintero will likely only be on the roster for as long as it takes Ruiz to return to the lineup. When that happens, the Phillies will likely call up another pitcher to take Adam's spot in the bullpen.

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