Update: David Adams will be behind in camp due to back injury


Sunday: The Yankees gave Adams an epidural and he’s roughly a week behind the usual camp schedule according to Jennings. “I feel pretty good,” he said.

Thursday: Brian Cashman clarified the situation to Chad Jennings. “He’s rehabbing currently some back issues (so) he’ll start behind in big league camp,” said the GM. It’s just a delay and not an outright “he’s going to miss camp” thing, which is good. This is an important spring for Adams.

Wednesday: Via Anthony McCarron: Infielder David Adams will not be in big league camp due to a back injury this spring. I don’t know if that means he will instead work out on the minor league side or just isn’t healthy enough to work out all together.

Adams, 25, has battled several injuries over the last few years, most notably a fractured ankle in May 2010 that kept him out for most of 2011 as well. He managed to stay on the field for 383 productive (133 wRC+) plate appearances with Double-A Trenton last year, which put him in line to open the season with Triple-A Scranton. Adams had a very small chance of making the big league bench with a strong Spring Training, but alas. Read more about him in my Top 30 Prospects List.


  1. TCMiller30 says:

    Well that’s a bummer.

  2. trr says:

    Tough…he was in the plans for 2014 at either 3B or (gulp) 2B

  3. Derek says:

    Guy just cannot stay on the field. Too bad because he’s hit well at every level.

  4. dkidd says:

    where was scott boras at the time of the injury?

  5. ClusterDuck says:

    Sheesh! Hopefully our prospects won’t start breaking down again, like last year.

    And our only other prospect with a chance to make the team out of spring training, is a guy with a history of (gulp) back problems, Romine.

  6. All Praise Be To Mo says:

    Here we go again….

  7. Preston says:

    Health is a skill just as important as any other in baseball. Adams doesn’t seem to have that skillset. It’s sad because the guy can hit.

  8. Sam says:

    Not good. Here’s hoping Corbin has a big year.

  9. Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

    It must be a somewhat serious injury if they’re already saying he’s out for the entire camp. Something minor like a back strain would likely only have him out a few weeks. I hope this isn’t something that’s gonna linger the whole year.

  10. Havok9120 says:

    Yikes. This really stinks for him.

  11. Chien Ming The Merciless says:

    Unless the Yankees don’t re-sign Cano (and Adams can’t play third base) it looks like he’ll be included in a trade.

    • Yogiism says:

      oft injured minor league players, regardless of their ceilings, really doesn’t yield much in return these days. He’s either filler at this point or you wait and see if he can really make it the MLB level. I choose #2 in this case. He has potential, but he won’t produce much in return, even as trade filler.

  12. Jersey Joe says:

    That’s a shame.

  13. I am not the droids you're looking for... says:


  14. BigBSArteest says:

    Can’t blame this one on Billy “Golf Cart” Connors.

    • trr says:

      if he can’t play much this year, how to evaluate him for ’14?
      Hopefully it’s not a serious injury – at 25, the clock is starting to tick

  15. JohnC says:

    Well thats better news, that he’ll only be a little behind. Girardi made it sound yesterday that he’d miss camp entirely. Back issues are tricky though. Remember Austin Romine was only supposed to miss a few days last year with the back problem and he ended up missing practically the entire season. Lets hope Adams gets back soon.

  16. Dr. Bosh's List says:

    haha off topic. Lady Gaga and AROD have the same hip injury lol… TORN LABRUM

  17. King of Fruitless Hypotheticals says:

    I’m kind of surprised that teams don’t do more for injury prevention…these guys should be doing yoga twice a day…

  18. Cool Lester Smooth (Formerly YanksFanInBeantown) says:

    How is the baby doing?

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