Cubs sign outfielder Lane Adams to minor league contract
The Cubs announced Wednesday the team signed outfielder Lane Adams to a minor league contract. Adams was assigned to Double-A Tennessee and replaced Bijan Rademacher after his promotion to Triple-A Iowa.
Adams was not placed on Double-A Tennessee’s active roster Wednesday and did not play in the Smokies 7-6 victory over the Barons.
The Royals selected Adams in the 13th round of the 2009 draft. Adams made his big league debut on Sept. 1, 2014. Adams played in six games for Ned Yost in 2014 and was 0-for-3 at the plate with a run scored.
The Yankees selected Adams off waivers from the Royals on January 15, 2016.
Adams spent a majority of the season at Double-A Trenton. In 84 games, Adams hit .253/.343/.363 with 12 doubles, a triple and six home runs for a .707 OPS. Adams appeared in only eight games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and was 8-for-30 with a double (.267/.313/.300/.613).
The 26-year old right-handed hitter has experience in all three outfield spots.
In eight minor league seasons in the Royals and Yankees systems, Lane Adams put together a .268/.344/.407 line with 148 doubles, 27 triples and 64 home runs for a .751 OPS. Adams has 195 stolen bases in 760 games.