"I basically have all my range of motion back where it's not catching or I don't feel pain," said Adams, who received a cortisone injection on June 13. "Right now, we're just working on the strengthening part. We'll talk to the doctor today and update our plan. I could be playing catch by the end of the week or beginning of next week."
In addition to building arm strength, Adams needs to strengthen a frayed labrum. The veteran said his goal is to return "at the earliest probably after the All-Star break."
"The main thing is, I want to make sure I strengthen it enough and hopefully not have more setbacks, so we'll see," said the 35-year-old Adams. "Still a lot of steps to clear. I really don't know where we stand right now. The pain is gone, so we'll just take the next step one day at a time I guess."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. 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.