Jonathan Van Every
|Jonathan Van Every|
Van Every with the Boston Red Sox
|Born: November 27, 1979|
|May 14, 2008, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 20, 2010, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||9|
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.
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.