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Orioles claim David Adams on outright waivers; Elliot Johnson makes Indians’ 40-man roster

Mar 22, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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The Orioles have claimed infielder David Adams on outright waivers from the Indians, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports. As a result, the Indians have purchased infielder Elliot Johnson‘s contract and placed him on the 40-man roster. To make room for Adams, the Orioles designated Kelvin de la Cruz for assignment, MASN’s Roch Kubakto reports.

Adams, 26, signed as a free agent with the Indians in December after posting a .537 OPS in 152 plate appearances with the Yankees.

Johnson, 30, hasn’t had better results in four years in the Majors, as he has a career .592 OPS in 806 PA. However, he impressed in the Cactus League, slashing .350/.381/.650 in 40 at-bats.

  1. NYTolstoy - Mar 23, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    I guess no one cares that Eliot Johnson made the roster except for Eliot Johnson. ..

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