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Ryan Adams (baseball)

Ryan Scott Adams (born April 21, 1987) is a former professional baseball second baseman. He previously played in Major League Baseball with the Baltimore Orioles.

Ryan Adams
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Adams with the Baltimore Orioles
Second baseman
Born: (1987-04-21) April 21, 1987 (age 32)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 20, 2011, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 19, 2011, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
(through 2011)
Batting average.281
Home runs0
Runs batted in7


Baltimore OriolesEdit

Adams was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round of the 2006 MLB draft out of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He began his professional career with the Bluefield Orioles of the Rookie-class Appalachian League in 2006 before being promoted late in the season to the Aberdeen IronBirds of the Short-season "A" New York–Penn League, where he remained for 2007, hitting .236 in 67 games.

In 2008, he hit .308 in 119 games with 11 homers and 57 RBI for the Delmarva Shorebirds of the South Atlantic League and in 2009, he hit .288 in 59 games for the Frederick Keys of the Carolina League.

Adams was promoted to the AA Eastern League for 2010 and hit .298 with 15 homers and 68 RBI in 134 games for the Bowie Baysox.

He began 2011 with the Norfolk Tides of the AAA International League and was called up to the majors for the first time on May 20, 2011.[1] He had one hit in four at-bats in his debut, with his hit being a single to left field off Jason Marquis of the Washington Nationals. In 29 games with the Orioles, he had 25 hits in 89 at-bats for a .281 batting average.

He returned to Norfolk to finish the season and also spent most of 2012 there while battling injuries. In 159 games in AAA over the two seasons, he hit .224 in 65 games.

He became a free agent after the 2012 season. Shortly thereafter, Adams tested positive for amphetamines and was suspended for 25 games by Major League Baseball.[2] He did not play at all in 2013.

Los Angeles DodgersEdit

In January 2014, Adams signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he hit .312/.372/.432 in 44 games with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. Despite strong numbers, Adams battled injuries throughout his time with the club, and the Dodgers released him on July 9. A week later, Major League Baseball announced another suspension, this time for 100 games, after Adams violated the Minor League drug prevention and treatment program.[3]

New Jersey JackalsEdit

After his suspension went into effect, Adams signed on with the New Jersey Jackals of the Canadian–American League. In a short stint, he sustained the strong numbers he had put up with the Lookouts, batting .300/.364/.450 in 11 games.

Sugar Land SkeetersEdit

On June 28, 2015, it was announced that Adams had signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[4] In 7 games, he batted .100 (3-for-30).


  1. ^ "Orioles Insider: Great story on newest Oriole – Ryan Adams – Baltimore Orioles:".
  2. ^ "Orioles infielder Ryan Adams suspended 25 games for violating drug policy". Major League Baseball.
  3. ^ "Veteran Adams suspended for 100 games – News – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball".
  4. ^ "Skeeters Sign Ryan Adams". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.

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