Tigers Release Adam Everett

The Tigers released Adam Everett, according to John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press. They didn't find any takers for the shortstop after designating him for assignment about ten days ago. The Tigers signed Everett to a one-year $1.55MM deal that had the potential to become a bargain. 

Everett has always been a terrific defender, and though the sample size is limited, UZR suggests his glove has been good once again in 2010. Everett made just one error this season, but his batting line fell to .185/.221/.247 in 89 plate appearances, so the Tigers were willing to let him go.

Despite his poor performance at the plate, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Everett sign on with someone. There aren't many reliable free agent middle infielders, especially not with Everett's defensive ability.

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7 Comments on "Tigers Release Adam Everett"

5 years 2 months ago

If the mets paid 2 Mil for Cora then i wonder what everetts worth? then again i also have a feeling Omar Minaya is real bad at monopoly too.

5 years 2 months ago

A career 15.2 UZR fielder, someone will pick him up. If he can bat above the mendoza line he’ll be worthwhile, Tigers just couldn’t take the easy out with Gerald laird and Brandon Inge already batting in front of him

5 years 2 months ago

if cubs r lookin at unloading Theroit then here might be the chance.

5 years 2 months ago

Adam, while a great infielder, cant hit water if he fell out of boat in the middle of the ocean. He is awful at the plate. If a runner is on he should automatically bunt to avoid the GIDP, as that was his trademark when he was in Houston.

5 years 2 months ago

late inning defensive replacement?

5 years 2 months ago

whitesox….with teahan being bad bad bad bad….and lilibridge being bad as well he would be a nice cheap pick up to help defense, he isnt batting much worse than teahan?

5 years 2 months ago

Hey, the Astros could sign him back and he’d instantly be our best hitter!!