"Overall, it went real well," said Adams, who hopes to join the Phillies two weeks into the regular season. "It was very nerve-racking at first. But once I settled down and kind of caught my breath a little bit, fundamentally, my mechanics kind of came together and I started making quality pitches."
For Adams, it was his first Major League action in over nine months. He had thoracic outlet surgery on July 31 and missed the final 92 games last season, his first with the Phillies. Before Tuesday, Adams had not appeared in a big league game since June 19.
"It's been a long time and I'm real happy to see him back," catcher Carlos Ruiz said. "I think he was real good, and that's big for us."
Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jalaymance. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.