According to a series of tweets from New York Post MLB insider Joel Sherman on Friday morning, Yankees prospect Chance Adams has been told that he will be called-up to make his major league debut against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Saturday.
The Yankees had announced on Thursday that they were removing struggling starter Sonny Gray from the starting rotation and summoning him to duty in the bullpen moving forward. Right-hander Luis Cessa was promoted to take his start against Boston on Saturday, but after he was pressed into action out of the bullpen to eat innings during the Yankees 15-7 defeat on Thursday, the need for a starter arose.
The 23-year old Adams has been highly-touted since his breakout 2016 campaign, his first as a starter, in which he went 13-1 with a 2.33 ERA in 24 starts between High-A and Double-A. The righty had a horrific start to the 2018 campaign for Triple-A Scranton, which saw him post a 5.11 ERA in the month of April and a 6.98 ERA in May. Since then, Adams has pitched to a solid 3.72 mark over his last 10 starts; he has allowed two earned runs or less in seven of those 10 outings.
After the series of trades and roster moves over the last week, the Yankees do have one open slot of the 40-man roster, which will likely be occupied by Adams. The Yankees would have had to add the 2015 fifth-round draft selection to the 40-man this off-season in order to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft in December.