Chicago Cubs RHP Jason Adam had surgery to repair a dislocated left ankle on Friday. Adam suffered the injury when he leaped for a ball during batting practice at Triple-A Iowa and came down awkwardly on the ankle, which resulted in the dislocation. Upon being evaluated, it was confirmed Adam’s ankle required surgery.
There hasn’t been any timetable set by the Cubs organization for the relief pitcher’s return. He has appeared in nine games with the Cubs this season, pitching a total of 7.2 innings with an 8.22 ERA.
Cubs Bullpen Depth
Although Jason Adam hasn’t been very effective in his nine appearances in 2021, his injury will have an effect on the Cubs bullpen. The Cubs are currently ranked in the bottom third of innings pitched by starting pitchers, meaning the bullpen has taken over a lot of the load. With injuries aplenty all around the league, somebody with MLB experience like Jason Adam is needed.