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Indians invite INF Adam Everett to Major League camp12/16/2010 2:49 PM ET
CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed INF ADAM EVERETT to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to 2011 Major League spring training camp.
Everett, 33, has appeared in 846 Major League games, 823 of them at shortstop, over the last ten seasons since 2001 with the Houston Astros (2001-07), Minnesota Twins (2008) and, most recently, the Detroit Tigers (2009-10). He spent the last two seasons in Detroit, hitting .238 (82-345) with 21 2B, 3 HR & 44 RBI in 118 games in 2009 on a team that finished the regular season in a first place tie in the American League Central.
Adam owns a career fielding percentage of .976 in 3,558 chances (85 errors) over 824 games at shortstop (823G) and second base (1G) and finished 2nd among National League shortstops in fielding % (.990) and 3rd in total chances (688) in 2006. He earned NL Rawlings Gold Glove Award votes in each year between 2003 and 2006. In 31 games with the Tigers in 2010, he made just 1 error in 123 total chances (.992). Adam owns a career Major League batting average of .243 (655-2698) in those 846 games. His best offensive season came during the 2004 campaign when he batted .273 (105-384) with 15 doubles, 2 triples, 8 home runs, 15 steals, 31RBI and 66 runs scored in 104 games for the Astros. He also appeared in 19 post-season games in 2004 and 2005 with Houston as his teams have compiled winning records in 9 of his 10 big league seasons.
The Austell, GA native was originally selected by the Chicago Cubs in the fourth round of the 1995 June draft (did not sign) before playing collegiately at North Carolina State and the University of South Carolina. He was then was drafted by Boston Red Sox in the first round (12th overall) of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft before being acquired from Houston prior to the 2000 season.
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