Adams struck out twice and walked once in Double-A Trenton's 7-0 loss to Erie on Thursday. Adams batted .235 this spring with five RBI and two runs scored so it comes as no surprise that he begins the year in Double-A, where he ended the 2015 season. The right fielder produced a .298 average over 373 at-bats last year at Double-A Northwest Arkansas so he could receive a promotion to Triple-A at some point this season if he can replicate those numbers. However, given his career .226 average in Triple-A, it seems unlikely he will be promoted twice this year and end up in the MLB.
Adams was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, but has received an invitation to spring training. Adams was designated for assignment on February 1, but cleared waivers unclaimed. He has plenty of speed, but he will likely spend most of 2016 with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, especially after being knocked off the 40-man roster.
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.
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