The Indians designated infielder Adam Everett for assignment, reports MLB.com's Jordan Bastian. Everett isn't sure of his next step, and retirement is possible. As Everett's career possibly comes to a close, the Lonnie Chisenhall era is about to begin in Cleveland, reports Bastian. Adding the top prospect would keep the Tribe's 40-man roster full.
Everett, 34, hit .217/.277/.233 in 67 plate appearances for the Indians, but he was brought aboard for his exceptional defensive abilities. Primarily a shortstop in his career, Everett played more third and second base for the Indians this year.
Chisenhall was ranked as the 20th best prospect in baseball by ESPN's Keith Law on May 31st. The 22-year-old third baseman is hitting .265/.352/.427 in 290 Triple-A plate appearances.