Things are really slowing down in the world of sports news as we approach Christmas but there were a few items of note on Monday. The Royals are taking a shot on a former top prospect who has not had success yet at the major league level. The Seattle Seahawks have so many injuries at running back that they are looking for help from someone who used to play for them and is currently not playing at all. The baseball transactions keep coming as well.
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The Royals traded for RHP Chance Adams from the New York Yankees in exchange for minor league shortstop Cristian Perez. The Yankees designated Chance Adams for assignment last week to open a roster spot for Gerritt Cole. Adams was one of the Yankees’ top prospects at one time. He will be placed on the Royals’ 40-man roster and has an opportunity to make the bullpen out of Spring Training.
Adams had success early in his minor league career through Triple-A in 2017. After the 2017 season, he had surgery to remove a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Since then he has struggled mightily. That could be from either the surgery or the fact that he pitched in Triple-A and the major leagues exclusively since 2018. Adams reportedly had a drop in velocity after the surgery and some blame his struggles on that. His yearly ERA was under 3.00 in his three seasons before the surgery and over 4.00 in the two years after surgery.
The Royals need to take chances like this. If they can turn him around they could have a quality relief pitcher. If they can’t they aren’t really out anything. Having played two years since the surgery the hope is that he is healthy and feeling better now and can turn things around in the next year or two.
The Seattle Seahawks are talking with RB Marshawn Lynch about a reunion. The Seahawks are in need of a running back since Chris Carson’s season was ended on Sunday with a fractured hip. Lynch previously played with the Seahawks from 2010 – 2015. He was expected to travel to Seattle and take a physical on Monday with the expectation of signing with the team.
- The Cleveland Indians agreed with 2B Cesar Hernandez on a one-year, $6.25 million contract.
WHAT I’M WATCHING: Today I am going to try to catch some of the bowl game between Hawaii and BYU while enjoying Christmas Eve with family.
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