The Indians named former major leaguer Adam Everett as a special assistant to baseball operations.
The 34-year old concluded his 11-year major league career after appearing in 34 games with the Tribe last season.
While mostly playing shortstop, Everett compiled a career fielding percentage of .976 in 3,621 chances (89 errors) over 880 big league games. He owns a major league career batting average of .242 and also appeared in 19 post-season games in 2004 and 2005 with the Houston Astros.
Everett was originally selected by the Chicago Cubs in the fourth round of the 1995 draft, but did not sign. Instead, he went on to play collegiately at North Carolina State and the University of South Carolina. He was later drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the first round (12th overall) of the 1998 draft and was acquired from Houston prior to the 2000 season.
As a special assistant, Everett Adam will be in uniform most of spring training and will be active in infield instruction and player and staff development in both the major and minor League camps in Goodyear. During the regular season, he will provide infield instruction and evaluation within the Indians Player Development system.