David Adams joins Yankees, Chris Nelson designated for assignment

David Adams will celebrate his 26th birthday by playing third base for the New York Yankees.

The Yankees purchased Adams’ contract from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, designating infielder Chris Nelson for assignment to make room on the active roster.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he hasn’t seen much of Adams in person, as injuries have kept him from doing much with the big league club in Spring Training, but his reports refer to Adams as “a baseball player” in the mold of Jayson Nix. Adams can play third base, second base and first base for the Yankees, though Adams deadpanned and said that his favorite position is hitting.

You may remember that Adams was, at one point, a piece that kept the Yankees from acquiring Cliff Lee near the Trade Deadline in 2010. The Mariners spotted a red flag in Adams’ medical report, initially thought to be a high ankle sprain and later confirmed to be a fracture, that prompted them to pull a pending deal off the table. Lee went to the Rangers instead when the Yankees balked at including Eduardo Nunez or Ivan Nova in a revised version of the deal.

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Just as I said, we get this spiel from Girardi in post game comments about Hughes trying to rationalize his inconsistency and excuse his terrible start. “It’s not like a video game…” Come on, when is management going to get their head out of their @ss and admit the Hughes they thought they were getting is not the Hughes they have nor will he ever be at least not with the Yankees. Maybe he can find his groove and reach his “potential” with another team. Starter removed after 2 outs in the 1st inning? That’s got to be some kind of record.

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This is Hughes’ contract year. I doubt he’ll get another contract out of the Yankees. Surely Cashman and Girardi have had it with this guy and his roller coaster Yankee career. The guy came in with a ton of fanfare. I again say he’s a BUST and it’s time to close his Yankee career chapter.

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This game is over. It was over before it started. Now it’s just a matter of how many runs Seattle will put on the board before mercifully the game comes to end. Good night Yankee fans. Let’s hope Andy can give us another win tomorrow.

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I guess Girardi has conceded this game earlier and giving the rookies a go. I guess they can’t do any worse than Hughes. You wait.Girardi will trot Hughes out there again for his next scheduled start, hoping this will be the other Hughes. Who’s going to show up? Mr. Jekel or Mr. Hyde? After every one of these outings by Hughes in the past we have said “surely this is the end for Hughes in the rotation”. But here we are again another season and Hughes is still a starter. It’s likely no other team will want him the way he’s pitched for the Yankees. I’d give Adam Warren a start over Hughes and drop Hughes into the bull pen where you can yank him if he puts one or two guys on base or send him to AAA or trade him(if you can get anything for him)

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Andrew Marchand of ESPN is saying that Hughes is a #4 starter. What brand of marijuana does this guy use?????

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100% in agreement robert G.

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What blah blah blah will we hear from Yankee management after this debacle by Hughes? How many outings like this from Hughes can we tolerate before we make the decision to put him in the minors or trade him. He had one good year and has been very up and down since and more down than up. The guy can’t find the strike zone and when he does he gets clobbered. He was not obviously prepared for this game. Total disaster.

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Pulled after 2/3 of an inning. I hope Girardi is sending Hughes a message. Inexcuseable at the MLB level for a guy with this much experience to be shelled like that. It’s the M’s for God sake. Hughes had NO guts!!!!

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Pineda cannot get back to this team quick enough. Maybe by the trade deadline Hughes & Joba will be headed to the Cubs. I still think you pedal both of them to the Cubs for Garza.

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Wonderful performance by Hughes tonight in the first inning. And this is why I have criticized this guy for the past three years. He’s 26, been in the major now 5-6 years and STILL inconsistent. Pitches great one game, like CRAP the next. Fortunately, I believe, this will be Mr. Hughes last year in pinstripes as he is in his contract year. A BUST as far as I am concerned.

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Why the hell did we let Ibanez go? The guy is killing us. A grand slam in1st inning. 6-0.Typical for Hughes giving up the long ball. Why the Yankees haven’t given up on Hughes and traded him is beyond me. The guy is so inconsistent and has been for years. He has a good outing and you think he might be finding his game and then he pitches like this tonight and gets knocked all over the yard. How does an offensively challenged team like the Yankees climb out of hole like this?

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And seeknay I expect it will be that way until the end of June but the no-names have done well. I only hope that as the regulars come back they’re ready to play and don’t mess up the chemistry that this team has had early in the season. Interesting to see how David Adams fits in

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Again I feel like I’m a character in Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. I look at tonight’s lineup and say to myself, “who are those guys?”

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