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Adam Everett retires, joins Indians as special assistant

Jan 13, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

Adam Everett

I guess this means Adam Everett is officially retired.

Everett was released by Cleveland in the middle of his 11th big-league season last June, and the light-hitting, Gold Glove-caliber shortstop has decided to end his playing career and join the Indians’ front office as a “special assistant to baseball operations.”

Everett hit just .242 with a .294 on-base percentage and .346 slugging percentage in 880 games and never won a Gold Glove, but consistently rated among the elite shortstops in baseball according to various defensive metrics. He also earned about $12 million in addition to the signing bonus he received as the Red Sox’s first-round pick in 1998, so all in all that’s a pretty solid career.

  1. nategearhart - Jan 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    It’s a damn shame he never won any gold gloves.

  2. stex52 - Jan 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    On a team with a lot of hitters, he made sense because his defense was a pleasure to watch. But once the Astros big hitters retired, you just couldn’t afford that kind of offensive performance at that position.

  3. jwbiii - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    And his defense fell off after his broken leg in ’07 and his shoulder injury in ’08.

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