An offseason roller coaster continued on Monday for Ronald Torreyes, as the Yankees claimed the infielder off waivers from the Angels. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Lane Adams was designated for assignment.
It was less than three weeks ago, on Jan. 15, that the Yankees claimed Adams off waivers from the Royals and designated Torreyes for assignment. The Angels claimed him on Jan. 25, but they designated him two days later. Torreyes began the offseason with the Dodgers, who designated him on Jan. 7, then traded him to the Yankees five days later -- with left-hander Tyler Olson -- for infielder Rob Segedin.
Torreyes, 23, made his Major League debut for the Dodgers on Sept. 13 and went 2-for-6 with a double and an RBI over eight games. Originally signed by the Reds out of Venezuela in 2010, the right-handed batter also has spent time in the Minors with the Cubs, Astros and Blue Jays, posting a .298/.353/.409 line over six seasons. Torreyes has spent the most time at second base, but he also has experience at shortstop, third and left field.
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