Pirates Acquire Jonathan Van Every

The Pirates reacquired outfielder Jonathan Van Every from the Red Sox for catcher Josue Peley, reports MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch.  The Sox had acquired Van Every from the Bucs on April 24th, but designated him for assignment ten days ago.

Van Every, 30, missed most of the '09 season due to knee surgery.  In '08 he hit .263/.360/.524 in 442 Triple A plate appearances.  He's played mostly center field in the minors.

Peley, 22, has struggled mightily with the bat in his minor league career, most recently with the Pirates' Low A club.  Peley was a 35th-round draft and follow pick in '06; the Pirates converted him from middle infield to catcher.


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8 Comments on "Pirates Acquire Jonathan Van Every"


formerdraftpick
5 years 2 months ago

When the Pirates originally sent Van Every to the Red Sox, it was for a PTNL. Who was the original PTNL? Did they just get cash?

5 years 2 months ago

I honestly thought this guy was a pitcher, because both times I saw him play with the Red Sox he was pitching, and not too good at all.

johnsilver
5 years 2 months ago

Pirates get vanEvery back. thanks for the..2 weeks use of his glove think it was? Interesting of all things a catcher and a non hitting one. Sox already have all defense and -0- offense Christian Vazquez, plus Michael Thomas, both drafted in 12th round or higher the last 2 seasons at low A ball Greeneville and doubt would be sent to high a ball where legit guys Federowicz and Lavarnway are already splitting C/DH on every other day basis.

Must be a serious “take anything you can get anywhere” for VanEvery, or the best of a list available from Pittsburgh, still with the Sox ML full of catchers from high A down, it is strange.

Fangaffes
5 years 2 months ago

Meh. Even in the minors you need a backup catcher. Good to see Van Every catch on with a AAAA club again. He’s a good kid.

5 years 2 months ago

Let’s see. AAA player Van Every for a low A ball catcher who couldn’t hit water if he fell out of the boat. Way to go Theo—you’ve done it again.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

…Not that this guy^ is a hack with an axe to grind.

BoSoXaddict
5 years 2 months ago

Kind of weird considering we still owe the Pirates a PTBNL for when we got Van Every from them in the first place..

johnsilver
5 years 2 months ago

That’s just it.. federowicz and Exposito have cannons for an arm and they both can hit to some degree, Vazquez and thomas were drafted as defensive specialists who can throw and play defense, but “supposed” to hopefully learn how to hit. Lavarnway even can throw, just can’t block balls all that well, but has the best bat of the bunch and that Cuban kid they just signed.. Forget his name and has yet to start his pro career.. this guy just sounds like one of those players who won’t be around for very long being that he plays probably the 2nd deepest position in the sox farm system right now (behind SP) at the lower levels and not taking into consideration Dusty brown and mark wagner at AAA, who both can throw.

the guy just looks like a extreme short timer to me, unless the Sox see something awfully nice with him the Pirates have been missing and seeing how he was traded for a 31-32YO career AAAA player….