Adams was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Monday. Adams struggled in Triple-A with the Royals, batting just .226/.305/.374 in 2015. The 26-year-old outfielder will provide speed on the basepaths but will likely spend most of 2016 with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Adams was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on Friday, MLB.com's Jamal Collier reports. He was designated for assignment by the Royals a week ago to make room for Alex Gordon on the 40-man roster, and now he has a new home. The 26-year-old has played six games in the majors back in 2014, but he is likely to spend most, if not all of 2016 with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate.
The Royals announced Wednesday they optioned pitcher Aaron Brooks, infielder Orlando Calixte, outfielder Lane Adams and outfielder Jorge Bonifacio to Triple-A Omaha. They also reassigned pitcher Buddy Baumann, pitcher Brian Broderick, pitcher Casey Coleman, pitcher Joe Paterson, infielder Hunter Dozier, infielder Matt Fields, infielder Raul Mondesi and outfielder Bubba Starling to minor-league camp.
The Royals announced a slew of roster moves on Monday. The team selected the contracts of outfielder Carlos Peguero and left-hander Brandon Finnegan and recalled infielder Johnny Giavotella, catcher Francisco Pena, outfielder Lane Adams and right-hander Casey Coleman from the minors. Additionally, Kansas City designated pitchers Chris Dwyer and Blake Wood for assignment. The Royals also reinstated first baseman Eric Hosmer from the disabled list.
The Royals have selected the contract of outfielder Terrance Gore and optioned him to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The team also selected the contract of left-hander Brandon Finnegan and recalled outfielder Lane Adams. The moves will become official on Monday.
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