Yankees release infielder David Adams
Adams, 25, hit .306 with eight home runs and 48 RBI in 86 games for Double-A Trenton last year, finally getting back on the field full-time after missing most of 2010 and 2011 due to a badly-broken ankle and complications in his recovery from it.
A second baseman by trade, Adams was moved to third base midway through last season, and was expected to begin 2013 as the third baseman at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre; however, he had missed most of Spring Training dealing with a back injury, playing in just a couple Minor League games prior to his release.
For his career, Adams is a .295 hitter over five levels in the organization, an average that includes a .307 mark in 479 total at-bats at Double-A.
His release was the reciprocal roster move made to open up a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Vernon Wells, who was officially acquired from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim earlier Tuesday.
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