Cavalier Corner

June 2012

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cavalier profile DAVID ADAMS Alum • Baseball Spring training was quite an experience for David Adams, the former UVa infielder. A top prospect in the New York Yankees farm system, he got to spend time with the big league team and had the chance to get some infield tips from major leaguers such All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter. "It was fun. It was definitely a great experience to hang out with veterans, especially Yankee veterans," Adams said. "Being out on the field is special with those guys." games and had two hits in 11 at-bats with two RBI and a walk. A year ago, he was hampered by an ankle injury but hit .308 in 52 at-bats in the Advanced Class A Florida State League. In his first spring training with the big league club, Adams saw action in eight 30 ◆ CAVALIER CORNER began this season as the No. 26 prospect in the Yankees' minor league system, ac- cording to Baseball America. He opened the year with the Trenton Thunder of the Double-A Eastern League, but the early part of the season has been a challenge. He woke up at home one morning with a sore neck and tried to play through it, but eventually went on the disabled list after hitting .111 in three games in early April. "I am taking it day by day, Adams, a third-round selection in the 2008 MLB Draft who turns 25 on May 15, in 2010. Adams, who hoped to return to action in early May, got another taste of Yankees " said Adams, who hit .309 in 152 at-bats with Trenton lore April 25 when pitcher Andy Pettitte, who is in the midst of a comeback with the Yankees after coming out of retirement, pitched in a game for the Thunder. "You get sellout crowds and that was exciting to see, in Trenton that draw players such as Pettitte. "He is a great guy. It was a great experience. — David Driver ◆ Photo by Dave Schofield/courtesy Trenton Thunder " " Adams said of games

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