Riley Adams

#25 C / Washington Nationals / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lb Age: 25 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    Nationals' Riley Adams: Draws pair of walks in loss

    Riley Adams went 0-for-3 with two walks, one run and one RBI in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Marlins.Though Adams appeared to supplant Tres Barrera as Washington's top catcher in the second half of August, the 25-year-old's stay atop the depth chart proved short lived, as Keibert Ruiz has taken over as the team's preferred backstop since his Aug. 30 promotion. Adams made what was just his second start in the Washington Nationals' last eight games Wednesday, and he demonstrated the sort of plate discipline that made him an intriguing prospect coming up through the Toronto system. While he likely won't see his opportunities behind the plate pick up over the final two and a half weeks of the season, Adams has been working out at first base of late and could end up getting a look in a short-side platoon role behind the lefty-hitting Josh Bell, according to Mark Zuckerman of

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    Nationals' Riley Adams: On bench Sunday, role in doubt

    Riley Adams is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.Adams started the past two games and has a 1.032 OPS through 18 games for Washington since being acquired from Toronto, but his playing time is now in jeopardy with top prospect Keibert Ruiz being promoted for his debut Monday. Ruiz figures to take over as the Washington Nationals' primary catcher, though Adams has likely done enough to stick around as the backup option.

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    Nationals' Riley Adams: Takes seat Thursday

    Riley Adams isn't starting Thursday's game against Miami.Adams has recorded hits in each of his last six appearances, but he continues to alternate starts behind the dish. Tres Barrera will start at catcher and bat eighth.

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    Nationals' Riley Adams: On bench Tuesday

    Riley Adams will not start Tuesday's game against the Marlins.Adams started four games in a row last week but has now been on the bench for two of the last three. Tres Barrera takes over behind the plate in his absence.

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    Nationals' Riley Adams: Not starting Saturday

    Riley Adams is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.The 25-year-old takes a seat after going 6-for-11 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI in his last three games. Tres Barrera is catching and batting seventh Saturday.

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    Nationals' Riley Adams: Big game against former club

    Riley Adams went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI in Tuesday's 12-6 win over the Blue Jays.Facing the organization that traded him, Adams put together a classic revenge game, launching a solo shot off Trent Thornton in the fourth inning before adding a two-run double in the eighth. It was by far the 25-year-old's best performance in the majors so far, and since joining the Nats at the end of July, Adams is slashing a surprising .304/.385/.609 through 11 contests with two homers and six RBI.

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    Nationals' Riley Adams: Crushes clutch homer

    Riley Adams went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Braves.The backstop was given the start at catcher despite entering the contest with only two hits in 33 at-bats this season. Adams was quiet in his first three plate appearances, but he produced the biggest hit of his young career when he drilled a two-run shot off Atlanta closer Will Smith to turn a one-run deficit into a one-run lead and an eventual victory. The long ball was the first of his big-league career and also accounted for his first two runs batted in.

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    Nationals' Riley Adams: Called up to big leagues

    Riley Adams was recalled from Triple-A Rochester prior to Tuesday's game against the Phillies, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.Adams was acquired from the Blue Jays in the trade that sent Brad Hand to Toronto last week. After hitting an ugly .107 across his first 30 major-league plate appearances, Adams will look to get off to a better start with Washington. Per Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington, the rookie is expected to split time with Tres Barrera behind the plate going forward.

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    Nationals' Riley Adams: Traded to Nationals

    Riley Adams was sent from the Blue Jays to the Washington Nationals on Thursday in exchange for Brad Hand, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.Adams is a decent prospect who has plus raw power but might not hit enough or play good enough defense behind the plate to be a starter. The Blue Jays didn't have much need for him, as their system is full of young catchers, including Alejandro Kirk, who fits a similar profile as a bat-first backstop (albeit with a better feel to hit) and grades out considerably better overall. Adams should have a much clearer path to playing time in Washington, where the top-three catchers are Yan Gomes, Alex Avila and Rene Rivera, a trio who are all in their mid-thirties and who will all be free agents after the season. Adams may wind up waiting until next year to get his shot, but his pop could make him fantasy relevant when that opportunity eventually comes.

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    Blue Jays' Riley Adams: Optioned to Triple-A

    Riley Adams was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.Adams served in a depth role with the major-league club for just under a month and hit .107 with two doubles and two runs across 12 games. He should get more consistent playing time in the minors, and his demotion will make room on the 26-man roster for Danny Jansen (hamstring), who was reinstated from the injured list Saturday.

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