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Former Cavalier David Adams Called Up By Yankees

Third baseman set to make major league debut on his 26th birthday

Jim McIsaac

The New York Yankees have called former Virginia baseball standout David Adams up to the Major Leagues. Adams will start at third base tonight for the Bronx Bombers and bat sixth in the lineup.

The Yankees selected Adams in the third round of the 2008 Amateur Draft. He has bounced up and down in the minor leagues since, struggling a bit with injuries. Things started to look up last season as Adams hit .306/.385/.450 for the AA Trenton Thunder and started for the East Division in the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars Game. So far in 2013, Adams has hit .316/.407/.490 for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (gotta love minor-league team names). His solid numbers against left-handed pitching are expected to help a Yankees lineup struggling with southpaws.

David becomes the sixth Hoo in the Majors, joining Sean Doolittle (Oakland), Mark Reynolds (Cleveland) and Michael Schwimer (Toronto) in the AL.

Adams and the Yankees will face the Mariners at Yankee Stadium. First pitch is at 7:05 EST. Good luck, David!

UPDATE: Things didn't go so hot for the Yankees, losing 12-2. But David recorded his first major league hit with a single in the sixth inning. He goes to bed tonight with a .250 career major league batting average, and more hits than the two-year career of Mike Potter.