Relief pitcher Jason Adam underwent surgery on a dislocated left ankle Friday, Cubs manager David Ross announced the next day.
Adam, playing with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, left batting practice Friday in an ambulance. Ross said he was told Adam jumped for a ball and came down awkwardly on his ankle.
Ross wished Adam a speedy recovery and said they’ve been in contact via text message.
“I think he's in good spirits,” Ross said, “but we're definitely thinking about him. That was some terrible news to receive yesterday.”
Since making the Opening Day roster a couple months ago, Adam has split time between the major leagues and the alternate training site/Triple-A. In nine major-league outings this season, Adam has posted an 8.22 ERA, a number skewed by one five-run outing.
The Cubs most recently optioned Adam to Iowa last week, when three Cubs players returned from the 10-day injured list. Adam has not allowed a run in three Triple-A outings.