The New York Yankees today announced that they have claimed outfielder Lane Adams off waivers from the Kansas City Royals and designated infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment.
Adams, 26, combined to bat .281 (137-for-488) with 72 runs, 26 doubles, 16 home runs, 62 RBI, 31 steals and a .791 OPS in 134 games between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha in 2015. The right-handed hitter made his Major League debut in 2014, going 0-for-3 in six games for the Royals. In seven minor league seasons, he owns a .270 career batting average (678-for-2,512), 58 home runs, 296 RBI and 164 stolen bases in 668 games. The Talihina, Oklahoma native was originally selected by the Royals in the 13th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Adams was designated for assignment by Kansas City on January 6.
Torreyes, 23, had been acquired from the Dodgers on January 12 along with LHP Tyler Olson in exchange for INF Rob Segedin and a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Venezuela native made his Major League debut with the Dodgers in 2015, going 2-for-6 (.333) in eight games.
The Yankees' 40-man roster remains at 40.