Source: Pirates asking about SS Adam Everett
UPDATE 5:25 pm: The Tigers have resigned Everett, which takes him off the market. Like he did at this time last year, Everett signed a one-year deal with Detroit.
A baseball source has confirmed that the Pirates have expressed interest in shortstop Adam Everett. Everett is looking to ink a one-year deal and would be amenable to signing in Pittsburgh even knowing that he’d have to compete with Ronny Cedeno for the starting job at short, according to the same industry source.
Everett, a nine-year veteran, spent last season with Detroit, where he hit .238 in 118 games. Right now, the Pirates and Tigers are the only known serious suitors, though there are believed to be other teams with interest in the 32-year-old infielder.
Foxsports.com reported on Monday that Everett is seeking a deal worth about $3 million for 2010.
Even with Cedeno in the fold, general manager Neal Huntington has remained open to upgrading at short this winter if he finds the right fit. And this interest in Everett confirms that Pittsburgh is actively looking at other options. Cedeno, who the Pirates acquired from the Mariners in a Trade Deadline deal, hit .258 in 46 games with Pittsburgh last season.
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