Adcock receives familiar call to big leagues

Adcock receives familiar call to big leagues

Adcock receives familiar call to big leagues
TORONTO -- It's doubtful if anyone's really kept track over the years, but if there was Royals team record for most times called up from the Minors in one season, pitcher Nate Adcock might be close to it. This is his fifth different stint with the Major League club this year.

"I'd like to stay here. That's not a good thing if I get the record," Adcock said.

But the good thing for Adcock is that he keeps getting recalled, so the Royals must like what they see.

"I'm happy to be back. If it happens again, it's out of my control. I can only do what I can do while I'm up here, just try to keep getting better every day," Adcock said.

"It's always good to be back. You're possibly part of the plan. And going back and forth, me and [Louis] Coleman always joke around about it, because we're usually taking each other's spot, but this time we got to come up together and that was pretty cool."

Coleman, called up from Triple-A Omaha with Adcock on Wednesday, is on his fourth stay with the big club.

For Coleman, the job is always relief work. But for Adcock, in addition to switching back and forth between teams, he's also been both a starter and a reliever.

"It's still the same game, 60 feet, 6 inches," Adcock said. "Nothing changes about the game. It's whether you're really prepared and commit to your pitches and get outs or you don't."