Wednesday, May 15, 2013

David Adams Officially Called Up (Updated)

This was hinted at over the weekend and it's become a reality today, at least according to Josh Norris' tweet earlier this morning.  David Adams, almost 3 years removed from an ankle injury that seriously jeopardized his career, has been called up by the Yankees to play third base while Kevin Youkilis continues to rehab.

It's been a long, strange trip for Adams.  From hot young prospect to almost having his career ended to being the player who caused the Cliff Lee trade to fall apart to a long, tough rehab, back to top prospect, and now to Major League starting third baseman.  With a Robbie Cano extension looking more likely these days, a situation like this was Adams' best chance to break into the Majors and now he can take that chance and try to carve out a permanent role for himself.

No word yet on who will be sent down/DFA'd/released to clear a 25-man spot for Adams, although the smart money and every ounce of hope I have would be and is on Ben Francisco.  Should he get the axe, the Yankees would have a bench of Alberto Gonzalez and Chris Nelson covering the infield, Ichiro the outfield, and Austin Romine the backup catcher spot.

** UPDATE 3:17 PM-  The team has made it official, Adams is in the locker room, he might be in tonight's starting lineup, and Nelson gets DFA'd.  Francisco survives again. **

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