The Baltimore Orioles claimed infielder David Adams off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. In case you forgot, Adams was the piece that resulted in the proposed Cliff Lee to the Yankees trade in 2010 falling through. Adams batted .193 with two home runs and 10 RBI for the Yankees last season.
During what was an injury-ravaged season for the Yankees in 2013, Adams saw a considerable amount of playing time, starting 38 games. With Manny Machado still sidelined, Baltimore was looking for additional infield depth. Adams should not be underestimated, as he is a very underrated player, who when hot, can provide a lot to a team. Should that be the case, the Orioles may have found themselves a steal.