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Adams signs one-year deal with Indians

Utility infielder played 43 games with the Yankees in 2013
12/13/2013 4:14 PM ET
By The Associated Press

David Adams played in 43 games with the Yankees in 2013 to earn himself a contract with the Cleveland Indians this offseason.(AP)
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Free agent infielder David Adams has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians.

The 26-year-old split his 2013 season between the New York Yankees and their Triple-A Scranton affiliate. It was Adams' first time in the big league after six seasons in the minors.

Adams batted .268 (59-for-220) with 11 doubles, two triples, five homers and 21 RBIs in 59 games at Scranton. He had four stints with the Yankees, batting .193 (27-for-140) with five doubles, one triple, two homers and 13 RBI in 43 games.

He played 31 games at third base, nine games at second and four games at first.

Adams became a free agent on Dec. 2, when he wasn't offer a 2014 contract by the Yankees, who selected him in the third round of the 2008 amateur dfraft.

Right-handers Travis Banwart and Tyler Cloyd and outfielder Matt Carson agreed to minor league deals.

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