The Yankees claimed outfielder Lane Adams off waivers Friday, one week after he was designated for assignment by the Royals to make room on the roster for Alex Gordon.
A former 13th-round Draft pick by Kansas City in 2009, Adams, 26, played 134 games between Double-A and Triple-A in 2015, batting .281 with 16 homers, 31 stolen bases and a .791 OPS. He played six games in the Majors in 2014, going 0-for-3 with the Royals.
In a corresponding move Friday, the Yankees designated infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment. Torreyes was acquired from the Dodgers on Tuesday as a part of the trade for left-hander Tyler Olson.
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