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First-round pick Adams out with broken jaw

17th overall Draft selection injured in outfield collision
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ANAHEIM -- Angels first-round Draft pick Jordyn Adams is on the mend after suffering a broken jaw in an outfield collision during a game with Rookie-level Orem.

Adams departed the Aug. 14 game in the third inning after colliding with fellow outfielder Nonie Williams. Adams currently has his jaw wired shut, though he said he is hoping to get the wires off Friday.

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ANAHEIM -- Angels first-round Draft pick Jordyn Adams is on the mend after suffering a broken jaw in an outfield collision during a game with Rookie-level Orem.

Adams departed the Aug. 14 game in the third inning after colliding with fellow outfielder Nonie Williams. Adams currently has his jaw wired shut, though he said he is hoping to get the wires off Friday.

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Adams, 18, worked out with an Angels trainer at Angel Stadium on Sunday morning in an attempt to maintain his muscle weight while his jaw heals. He has been restricted to a liquid diet since the surgery, causing him to drop 10 pounds in less than two weeks.

The Angels selected Adams with the 17th overall pick in June out of Green Hope High School in Cary, N.C. He made his professional debut with the Arizona League Angels in July before earning a promotion to Orem on Aug. 2.

Adams batted .267 with a .742 OPS, six doubles, three triples, 13 RBIs and five stolen bases in 29 games between the two Rookie-level affiliates. He is ranked as the Angels' No. 6 prospect by MLB Pipeline.

Ohtani sits vs. LHP
Despite all the success he's enjoyed during his rookie season with the Angels, left-handed pitching continues to be a weak spot for Shohei Ohtani. One day after homering off Justin Verlander, the left-handed-hitting Ohtani was not in the Angels' starting lineup against Astros lefty Framber Valdez.

Ohtani is batting just .167 with a .498 OPS and zero home runs against left-handers this season, compared to .313 with a 1.038 OPS and 14 home runs against righties.

"I think that as Shohei starts to get more at-bats against left-handed pitching, you'll be able to evaluate him more," manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. "He only has [60] at-bats against left-handed pitching. It's not an excessive amount. But compared to the way he's hit right-handers, obviously, it's like night and day. I think he's going to be a very balanced hitter as he moves forward in his career. But right now, getting acclimated to lefties is one thing that he's working very hard to do."

Robles reinstated
The Angels activated Hansel Robles from the disabled list and optioned Deck McGuire to Triple-A Salt Lake. Robles had been sidelined since Aug. 16 with a right shoulder impingement. Prior to the injury, he logged a 3.75 ERA over 24 innings for the Angels.

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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