Timothy Adleman

Position: RHP
Born: 11/13/1987
Height: 6'5
Weight: 225
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent October 14, 2013 (CIN). Originally drafted in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 2-0 with a 4.24 ERA in three starts at Louisville (Triple-A), walking just four while striking out 13 and allowing 13 hits over 17 innings.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Louisville May 1 when RHP Raisel Iglesias went on the DL and C Kyle Skipworth was moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to clear space on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 5/1/2016

Debut Details
May 1, in a 6-5, 11-inning win over the Pirates. The starting pitcher, he did not get a decision, but allowed just two runs, both of them earned, on three hits over six-plus innings, walking two while striking out six. Adleman held the Pirates scoreless until the fifth inning when he gave up a solo homer to Gregory Polanco, and was not scored on again until he’d already left the game in the seventh. After giving up a leadoff single that frame to Starling Marte, Tony Cingrani came on in relief and gave up a two-out RBI triple to Sean Rodriguez to account for the other run. Adleman struck out six different batters, all of them swinging, including two on foul tip third strikes. Overall he threw 92 pitches, 59 of them for strikes.

Player Notes
If Zac Curtis’ major league debut was an example of a surprise fast-track ride to the bigs, Tim Adleman is this week’s poster boy for grit and endurance and never giving up the dream. After spending his first two pro seasons in the Orioles’ farm system, he was released at the end of 2012 spring training and spent the next few summers traveling through various independent leagues, seeing time at Lincoln, and then-independent Texas city El Paso, as well as New Jersey, where his 1.46 ERA in 40 games in 2013 caught the eye of the Reds’ scouts. He signed with Cincinnati as a minor league free agent at the end of that summer and spent the next two-plus summers back in the affiliated minors, including a 2015 campaign in which he posted a 9-10 record at Pensacola (Double-A) with a 2.64 ERA in 26 starts, a span of 150 IP, which also earned him a non-roster invitation to 2016 spring training.