Ryan Adams (baseball)

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Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams 2011.jpg
Adams with the Baltimore Orioles
Free agent
Second baseman
Born: (1987-04-21) April 21, 1987 (age 28)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 20, 2011 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
(through 2011)
Batting average .281
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 7

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


Baltimore Orioles[edit]

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 and did not play at all in 2013.

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

In January, 2014, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was assigned to the AA Chattanooga Lookouts. He was released on July 10, 2014.


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