Blue Jays Add T.J. Beam, DFA Russ Adams

According to’s Jordan Bastian, the Blue Jays claimed pitcher T.J. Beam off waivers from the Pirates and designated infielder Russ Adams for assignment.

Beam, 28, posted a 4.14 ERA and 4.7 K/9 in 45.6 innings for the Pirates last year.  The Bucs had signed him as a free agent in January of ’08, but designated him for assignment a few days ago to make room for Eric Hinske.

Adams, 28, hit .259/.341/.417 at Triple A this year.  He was drafted 14th overall in 2002.  He was the team’s starter at shortstop and second base at various points in ’05 and ’06.

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