The Blue Jays have made another minor trade, acquiring righty Jason Adam from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations.
The Blue Jays have added another arm, acquiring RHP Jason Adam from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations, according to a team announcement. Adam will report to MLB camp immediately, according to Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae.
Adam, 27, was drafted by the Royals in the fifth round of the 2010 draft and spent four years in the organization before being dealt to the Twins in 2014.
The native of Overland Park, Kansas elected free agency in 2016 and soon latched on with the San Diego Padres, with whom he spent the next two seasons.
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This winter, he re-signed with the Royals on a minor-league contract and appeared in spring training as a non-roster invitee. In 4.1 innings this spring, he has notched five strikeouts and has not yet surrendered a run in five separate appearances.
In 566 minor-league innings, he has pitched to an ERA of 4.28 and has racked up 485 strikeouts in parts of six professional seasons. Recently, he pitched to an ERA of 1.42 in 12.2 innings with the Royals’ Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Storm Chasers.
Having finally cracked the Royals’ major-league squad in 2018, he posted an ERA of 6.12 in 32.1 innings, striking out 37 and allowed 22 earned runs in 31 games, 14 of which he finished.
Adam also spent some time in the Arizona Fall League, appearing in seven games in 2013 as a member of the Royals. He again appeared in the AFL in 2014, getting into 10 games at that time.
A simple depth acquisition, Adam will likely get some innings in major league camp before eventually being assigned to one of the Blue Jays’ upper minor-league affiliates. Seeing as the starting rotation at Triple-A Buffalo appears thin, he could start the season there.