The Baltimore Orioles decided to make a roster move today by claiming former Cleveland Indians infielder David Adams according to Jordan Bastian on Twitter.
Indians INF David Adams was claimed by the Orioles on outright waivers.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 22, 2014
After the move was announced, the Orioles designated pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz for assignment. The 25 year old pitcher posted a 2.67 ERA with the Los Angeles Dodgers High A affiliate in 2013. He could be picked up by someone who could use some depth in their bullpen.
Adams, has a batting line of .281/.342/.313 across the line with four RBI’s off nine hits through 32 at-bats before being waived by the Cleveland Indians. The 26 year old infielder will provide the Orioles with some depth at both third and second base.
He made his Major League debut with the New York Yankees on May 15th of last season, and is a former third round pick by the Yanks from the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He recorded his first Major League hit a day after he debuted.
His first big league hit? It came against the Baltimore Orioles.