According to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News, New York Yankees infield prospect David Adams will not be in big league due to a back injury. That's a darn shame too, since he might have had an outside shot at winning a utility job on the big-league roster given his unimpressive competition despite never playing above Triple-A. He's made strides since recovering from a devastating ankle injury that ruptured his 2010 and 2011 as campaigns as well as the proposed Cliff Lee trade with the Seattle Mariners.

I wrote about Adams in the "Know Your 40" series, and his stellar numbers at Double-A and the Arizona Fall League offered promise about this March. The Yankees are trying to make him a third baseman going forward since there are no prospects close to the bigs at that position, and Corban Joseph passed Adams on the second base depth chart last year (for more on CoJo's 2012, see Tanya's post).