Orioles claim INF David Adams off waivers, DFA De La Cruz
The Baltimore Orioles have claimed infielder David Adams off waivers from the Cleveland Indians and have designated pitcher Kevin De La Cruz for assignment. I always saw De La Cruz as a minor league depth kind of pitcher and did not expect him to make the Orioles opening day roster.
Adams is a very good fielder and has had success with his bat at the minor league level. The Orioles infielders have played well this spring but with Manny Machado still ailing adding another good fielder can not hurt.
At this point I see Adams as a long shot to make the Orioles opening day roster.
Here is the Orioles press release on Adams.
Orioles claim INF David Adams off waivers from Cleveland
The Orioles today announced that they have claimed INF DAVID ADAMS off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. To make room for Adams on the 40-man roster, LHP KELVIN DE LA CRUZ has been designated for assignment.
Adams, 27, appeared in 43 games for the New York Yankees in 2013, batting .193/.252/.286 with two homers and 13 RBI. Adams made 38 starts for the Yankees in 2013, including 29 at third base, where he posted a .985 fielding percentage. In 412 minor league games over six seasons, Adams is a career .291/.376/.441 hitter with 28 homers and 222 RBI.