After three and a half seasons with the San Diego Padres, Mike Adams was traded to the Texas Rangers--and as of this spring, he’s just getting used to the American League and the expectations of his (relatively) new team.
"Everything was different," Adams said of San Diego this week, per ESPN Dallas. "From how they do things, to expectations, to learning new hitters, to how things work before and after games. I was stuck in San Diego last year. Now, I'm not. I'm comfortable here and I know what to expect now."
Adams went 2/3 of an inning on Tuesday in a minor league game, giving up a base on balls and a two-run home run; he also had a strikeout. But Adams, like most pitchers in spring training, is focused more on preparing for the season by working on this or that than the results.
"If you look at the line, it wasn't that good," he said. "But I was working on things and not worried about the results. My focus in that game was throwing my changeup more and trying some things with my curve ball."