The Indians signed versatile free agent infielder David Adams, a former New York Yankees prospect, to a Major League Contract Friday. Adams, 26, split last season between Triple-A Scranton and the big league club, earning his first big league call up following six minor league seasons.
At Scranton, Adams hit .268 with 11 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 21 RBI in 59 games while appearing in 30 games at third base, 28 at second base and two at first base. He got off to a hot start with the RailRiders in April, batting .339. Adams also made four stints in New York, with his major league debut coming May 15th through July 8th. During that span, he played 31 games at third base, nine at second base and four at first base.
The Florida native became a free agent Dec. 2nd after he was non-tendered by the Yankees, who originally selected him out of the Univeristy of Virginia in the third round of the 2008 draft. Adams owns a career minor league batting average of .291 with 120 doubles, 15 triples, 28 home runs and 222 RBI in 412 games. Known for being a contact-hitter, he has struck out 290 times in 1,798 career plate appearances and was a 2012 Arizona Fall League “Rising Star” after hitting .286 with seven doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI in 22 games for Scottsdale.