Riley Keaton Adams (born June 26, 1996) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He played college baseball for the San Diego Toreros of the University of San Diego. In 2021, he made his debut with the Toronto Blue Jays before being traded to Washington.
The Toronto Blue Jays selected Adams in the third round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, with the 99th overall selection. They signed him to a contract with a $542,000 signing bonus.
Adams made his professional debut with the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League, and went on to start in the Northwest / Pioneer League All-Star Game. Adams played in 52 games for the Canadians in 2017 and hit .305 with three home runs and 35 RBI.
On May 2, 2021, Adams was promoted to the major leagues for the first time after backup catcher Alejandro Kirk was placed on the 10-day injured list with left hip flexor discomfort.
Adams was traded to the Washington Nationals for reliever Brad Hand on July 29, 2021. He notched his first hit as a National, as well as his first career home run and RBIs, off Atlanta Braves reliever Will Smith in the ninth inning, giving his team the late lead, on August 7, 2021.
How Much Does Riley Adams Make?
Riley Adams signed a 1 year / $706,700 contract with the Washington Nationals, guaranteeing him an annual average salary of $706,700. In 2022, Adams will earn a base salary of $706,700, while carrying a total salary of $706,700.