Willy Adames missed his first flight following his promotion and landed 35 minutes prior to game time
The Rays called up their No. 2 prospect, Willy Adames, on Tuesday -- and he had a phenomenal outing. He homered to left in his second at-bat against Chris Sale, becoming just the fifth Rays player to homer in his Major League debut -- so he certainly made a quick impression on the team.
Still, it was before the game, when he found out about his promotion, where some drama ensued -- he almost didn't make it to his start. Following the Rays' 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday night, Adames told the media he didn't have much time to get on his flight.
"They told me at 1:20 that I had a flight at 2:50, so I missed the first flight," Adames said. "I took the other [flight] at 3:30, and it was pretty crazy -- I got here late, too."
Adames arrived about 30 minutes before game time.
All drama aside, he made it to the game, and made his presence known.
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A very eventful first week for Adames.