The Indians signed INF Adam Everett to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp Thursday.
The 33-year old has appeared in 846 big league games, including 823 at shortstop over the last 10 seasons since 2001. Everett has suited up for the Houston Astros (2001-07), Minnesota Twins (2008) and the Detroit Tigers (2009-10).
He spent the last two seasons in Detroit, including batting .238 (82-for-345) with 21 doubles, three home runs and 44 RBI in 118 games in 2009 on a Tigers squad that finished the regular season in a first-place tie in the American League Central.
Everett also owns a career fielding percentage of .976 in 3,558 chances (85 errors) and a career Major League batting average of .243. His best offensive season came during the 2004 campaign when he hit .273 (105-for-384) with 15 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 15 steals, 31 RBI and 66 runs scored in 104 games for the Astros.
Everett was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the fourth round of the 1995 draft, but did not sign. He elected instead to playing collegiately at North Carolina State and the University of South Carolina. He was drafted again, this time by the Boston Red Sox in the first round (12th overall) of the 1998 draft before being acquired from Houston prior to the 2000 season.