Jonathan Van Every

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Jonathan Van Every
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Outfielder
Born: (1979-11-27) November 27, 1979 (age 34)
Greenwood, Mississippi
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 14, 2008 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 20, 2010 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .255
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 9
Teams

Jonathan Eugene Van Every (born November 27, 1979) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who now plays for the St. Paul Saints. Van Every attended Itawamba Community College.

Baseball career[edit]

Van Every was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 29th round (876th overall) of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. He did not play in 2000 because he did not sign until May 19, 2001.

From 2001 to 2007, Van Every played in the Indians organization. His best season came in 2004, when he played for the Single-A Kinston Indians. That year, he hit .276 with 21 home runs. In 2005, he was an Eastern League All-Star.

Following the 2007 season, Van Every became a minor league free agent. On December 1, 2007, the Boston Red Sox signed him to a minor league contract.

Van Every made his major league debut on May 14, 2008, against the Baltimore Orioles, starting in center field. In his second career at-bat, he singled to center in the fifth inning off Daniel Cabrera for his first major league hit. Van Every hit his first career home run on April 29, 2009 at Progressive Field against the Cleveland Indians. The solo shot during the top of the 10th inning turned out to be the winning hit as the Red Sox went on to win the game 6-5.

The following day, April 30, 2009 in a game where the Boston Red Sox would go on to lose 13-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays, Van Every pitched the final 2/3 of the 8th inning.

On July 8, 2009, Van Every was designated for assignment by the Red Sox to make room on the 40-man roster for Jed Lowrie, who was activated off the 60-day DL. On July 18, 2009, he was released by the Red Sox, after the 10-days of his waiver period ran up. On July 29, 2009 he was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league free agent, and he was assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

On April 24, 2010, Van Every was traded back to the Red Sox for a player to be named later.

On May 8, 2010, in a game against the New York Yankees in which Boston would go on to lose 14-3, Van Every pitched for the second time in his career, striking out one batter, and giving up a two-run home run to Mark Teixeira. Also in a game in Baltimore he hit a solo home run in a game in which the Red Sox would lose.

On May 22, 2010, he was designated for assignment by the Red Sox to make room for the returning Jacoby Ellsbury.

On May 31, 2010, the Red Sox traded him to the Pirates for catching prospect Josue Peley.

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