The Return of Russ

After tonight’s 4-3 loss to the Angels, the Jays announced that they have recalled infielder Russ Adams (remember him?) from Triple-A Syracuse. To make room on the roster, Toronto optioned Hector Luna (0-for-9 since being claimed off waivers from the Indians) to Triple-A.

Toronto manager John Gibbons said after the game that Adams will help because he can provide a left-handed bat off the bench. He can also provide some depth at second base and occasionally third, which he’s manned a few times this year in the Minors. On Thursday, Adams played second and third for the Chiefs. Adams has hit .262 with 11 homers and 54 RBIs in 113 games.

4 Comments

I like Russ, always have. In fact I’m one of those guys with a #8 Jersey but my question is if he couldnt make the throws from short to first how is he going to make the throws from third to first. Oh well at least like Gibby says hes a lefty bat of the bench and he’s got good speed to use as a pinch runner. I hope it works out for him.

And the Jays.

I like the move. Adams has got to be better defensively than Luno and he is a left handed bat.

I’m starting to think the reason the error counts are so high at Syracuse for all the inflieders is Barker-the first baseman. He actually had 3 errors in 1 game this week and 1 was a missed catch.

The error counts at Syracuse are as follows:

Olmedo-16

Hattig-13

Adams-18

Barker 13

Roberts-12

Santos-7

Others-4

Just seems high-it’d be interesting to know how many of these were throwing errors-which might be due to Barker not being up to snuff.

I guess we’ll find out sooner than later with Adams and I guess my point is he might not be as bad defensively as the numbers look.

The Jays released Mark Redman today from Syracuse.

To bad the experament failed, and a good decision to release him.

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