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Adams set to begin rehab assignment at Triple-A

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PHILADELPHIA -- There's still a chance Mike Adams will pitch for the Phillies again this season. The reliever is scheduled to begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Adams has been on the disabled list since June 7 due to inflammation in his right rotator cuff. He had a 2.12 ERA in 19 appearances before the injury. Adams has been working out at the club's Spring Training complex in Clearwater, Fla., and will join the Phils on Monday for a workout at Citizens Bank Park before going to Lehigh Valley.

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Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said he's been surprised "in some regards" by Adams' recovery.

"He was in Florida doing his throwing program and progressed rather quickly, I would say in the last week or so, to actually get him to joining Lehigh Valley," Sandberg said.

Adams is in the final year of a two-year, $12 million contract. He has a $6 million club option for 2015 that vests automatically if he throws 60 innings this season. The option jumps to $6.5 million if he throws 120 innings in 2013-14. Neither will happen. He has worked 42 innings over the past two seasons, including 17 innings this year.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jalaymance. Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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