Selected by the Mariners in the sixth round of the 2006 June Draft out of the University of Texas at Arlington…previously selected by the Dodgers in the 28th round of the 2003 June Draft out of Northeast Texas Community College… named first team All-Conference and the conference's Newcomer of the Year during his only season at UTA…transferred there from the University of Nebraska, where he missed the 2005 season after tearing the meniscus in his left knee.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Columbus, including a short stint on the disabled list with a right quadriceps injury…marked his first season without appearing in the majors since 2008.
Had two stints with the Indians: May 1-3 (did not play) and Sep 1 through the end of the season… his only start was Sep 27 at DET after the Indians clinched the AL Central the night before…spent the remainder of the season with Columbus.
Was with Columbus through the International League postseason, helping them win the Governors' Cup…hit .471 (16-for-34) with 3 HR and 10 RBI in 10 games in the playoffs…selected by Cleveland on Sep 23 and spent the last 12 days on the major league roster.
Acquired by the Padres from the Royals for cash considerations toward the end of spring training…appeared in 9 games as a September call up for the Padres…his 13 HR in the minors were his most since 2008…signed to a minor league contract by the Indians on Dec 19.
Adam had a one-week stint in the Major Leagues, appearing in five games for the Royals...spent a majority of the season at Triple-A Omaha, appearing in 41 games...Missed nearly the entire second half, tearing his groin muscle on July 19.
Opened the season on the Seattle Mariners' 15-day Disabled List after sustaining a fracture in the third metacarpal in his right wrist in spring training...claimed by the Royals on Outright Waivers on July 7...Recalled from Omaha (AAA) on September 16 and became the 4th Royal since 1974 to homer in his 1st at bat on September 23 vs. Cleveland.
Made Opening Day roster for second consecutive season...Appeared in 2 games batting .167 (1x6) with a double...Left game April 6 at Texas with injured right knee...placed on the 60-day DL on April 7 with a torn medial meniscus in his right knee...Underwent arthroscopic surgery April 12 on his right knee to repair a medial meniscus tear...Played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League...hit .259 (14x54) with 3 doubles and 8 RBI in 15 games...finished AFL season with an 8-game hitting streak (.393/11x28).
Saw action in 60 games, making 58 starts behind the plate, most among Mariners catchers (Johnson - 57, Bard - 35)...Recorded a 3.62 Catcher'sERA, 2nd-best in the AL (min. 50 G) trailing only Kurt Suzuki (3.27)...5th-lowest in club history....Started career-high 6 consecutive games behind the plate, Sept. 5-11...started 18 of 21 gamesAug. 25-Sept. 17...Had a pair of career-high 6-game hitting streaks; Aug. 16-23 (.360/9x25) and Sept. 21-28 (.409/9x22)...Recorded 2 catcher's interference on April 11 at Texas...is the first catcher since Mark Salas on April 23, 1986 (MIN vs. SEA) to record 2 CI in a game...Hit first home run of the season on May 14 at Tampa Bay (2nd career HR)...Finished with 4 home runs, 3rd-most among Mariners rookie catchers (K. Johjima - 18 in '06; B. Haselman - 5 in '93)...On the 15-day DL with a sublexed left fibula, May 16-25...on rehab assignment with AAATacoma, June 10-25...returned from rehab assignment at Tacoma, activated from 15-dayDL and optioned to Tacoma on June 25...hit .481 (13x27) during rehab with Tacoma...Recalled from Tacoma on Aug. 3 and spent the remainder of the season with Seattle...hit.196 (29x148) with 3 doubles and 3 homers in 41 games following recall....Hit .321 (43x134) with 8 doubles, 1 triple, 3 homers and 15 RBI in 36 games with Tacoma....Recorded at least one hit in 25 of 36 games with the Rainiers, including 12 multi-hit...7-game hit streak, June 26-July 4 (.414/12x29).
Split minor league season between West Tennessee (AA) and Tacoma (AAA), before being selected bySeattle on Sept. 13...One of six players to make their Major League debut with the Mariners this season, appearing in 6 games as catcher...Made Major League debut at catcher on Sept. 17 vs. CWS,going 0-for-5...His 14.0 innings caught on Sept. 17 vs. the CWS are the most in an MLB debut datingback to 1954...the previous high was 12.0 innings by Jackie Moore (DET, 1965), DannyBreeden (CIN, 1969), Ramon Hernandez (OAK, 1999) and Wyatt Toregas (CLE, 2009)...Recorded first career hit Sept. 20 vs. NYY, a single to center field in the 2nd off JobaChamberlain...Collected first ML extra-base hits (2B) and RBI Sept. 26 at Toronto...Recorded first career HR, a solo shot of A's reliever Jeff Gray in 4th inning...Combined to hit .287 (125x435) with 55 R, 24 2B, 12 HR, 56 RBI, .352 OBP between WestTenn and Tacoma...Hit safely in 17 of 27 games, with 7 multi-hit games with West Tenn, before beingpromoted to Tacoma on May 14...Named Rainiers Player of the Year by the Mariners Player Development staff; also namedRainiers MVP by Tacoma...Recorded 4 hitting streaks of 5-or-more games, including a season-high 7-game hitstreak, June 14-20...hit .333 (9x27) with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBIduring streak...Set season-high with 4 hits Aug. 11 at Albuquerque, going 4-for-4 with 2 runs scored, 1double and 2 RBI...Caught 30.9% of attempted base stealers (25 CS, 56 SB) with the Rainiers...Rated by Baseball America as the Mariners No. 3 prospect heading into the 2010 season.
Spent the entire season with West Tennessee (AA)...selected as West Tennessee's MVP by the Mariners Player Development staff...among all Mariners minor leaguers, ranked T2nd in batting average (.319)...named a Southern League All-Star...among Southern League leaders, ranked 6th in batting average and 6th in doubles...started theregular season out slow, batting .247 (19x77) in the opening month of the season...batted.344 (43x125) with 56 RBI with RISP...fractured his left thumb in the final playoff gameon Sept. 6...named the No. 19 prospect in the Southern League by Baseball America.
Played in 115 games with High Desert, finishing 3rd in the California League in RBI (102) and slugging percentage (.543)...his 102 RBI were 2nd-most in the Mariners organization, while also finishing 5th with 22 home runs...recorded 38 multi-hit games, including 12 three-hit games and 3 four-hit games...hit a home run in three consecutivegames, May 14-16...knocked in 25 RBI in 23 games in May...recorded first career twohomergame, going 3-for-5 with 2 runs and 5 RBI on June 8 at Stockton...recordedseason-high 13-game hit streak, batting .420 (21x50) with 8 multi-hit games, Aug. 10-24...had 5 consecutive two-hit games, Aug. 9-13...hit .324 (47x145) with runners inscoring position and .417 (10x24) with the bases loaded...named High Desert's MostValuable Player by the Mariners...participated in the Mariners 2007 Arizona InstructionalLeague.
Started pro career with Everett, hitting safely in 12 of 16 games...promoted to Wisconsin on July 8...recorded season-high 8-game hit streak, hitting .419 (13x31), July 27-Aug. 6...recorded home runs in back-to-back games Aug. 5-6, including first career home run on Aug. 5 vs. Beloit...recorded season-high 5 hits on Aug. 18 at Dayton...hit.294 (25x85) with 12 runs, 5 doubles, 6 home runs and 14 RBI in 23 game in August...participated in the Mariners Arizona Instructional League.