Sunday, June 06, 2010

Adam Everett to be Released

The Tigers announced that they will be releasing Adam Everett prior to Tuesday's game versus the Chicago White Sox.  They will recall rookie infielder Danny Worth to take his place on the roster.  Manager Jim Leyland did not give details on how playing time would be split between Worth and Ramon Santiago.  However, Leyland usually likes to give new call-ups a chance to play.  So. I would guess that Worth would get the majority of playing time at shortstop initially, although Santiago will probably still get a couple of starts per week. 

Everett hit only .238/.288/.325 in 2009 but his strong defense was enough to compensate for his weak bat.  However, his defense was not enough to offset his .185/.221/.247 line this year and he was showing no signs of improvement.  I always liked Everett.  He seemed like a smart player, who knew his role on the team and I enjoyed watching his smooth defensive play.   

Worth batted just .239 with a 24% K rate between double-A Erie and triple-A Toledo in 2009 and his prospect status took a hit.  He has made some strides as a batter this year however.  The 24-year-old right-handed batter was hitting .287 with a 16.7% K rate at Toledo.  He also batted .333 in 24 at bats in a brief stint with the Tigers.  He has played mostly second base this year, but is a strong defender at both middle infield positions.

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