Newman confirmed today that infield prospect David Adams has yet to play in a game and will not break north with the Thunder due to the persistency (sic) of the foot injury he sustained last season.
“He’s still dealing with that foot issue and that’s all I can say about it right now,’’ Newman said. “I am not sure when he will be able to play.’’
This is not a good sign as Adams, who injured his ankle while breaking up a double play on May 23, is now in danger of missing almost up to a full year. That’s one hell of a nasty ankle sprain.
Adams is probably the Yankees top infield prospect behind Brandon Laird and while he seems stuck behind Robinson Cano, he would be a strong trade chip if he were healthy. So the Yankees need to get him on the field as soon as they can so he can reestablish his health and his bat in time for the trade deadline.
In one way this isn’t the worst thing for the Yankees organization as they were expecting a glut of infielders at the Double-A level to start the season. Corban Joseph and Bradley Suttle are also beginning the year at that level and without Adams there, Suttle isn’t forced to move to first base and can stay at third for at least another year.