Adios Adam, Welcome Back Judge Judy
By Matt Van Wormer
The Indians have finally cut some dead weight, although, many would wish it was Austin Kearns who was given the old “heave ho,” Adam Everett is the man who has left the wigwam. Hitting just .217 on the year and playing below average defense prompted the Indians to designate the 11-year veteran for assignment. He cleared waivers and was given his outright release. A writer for the Indians mentioned in a Tweet that Everett had been contemplating retirement and the assumption is that is what will take place in the near future. Everett is a career .242 hitter.
With the death of Chris Perez’ grandmother, the Indians have placed the closer on the Bereavement List so he can be with his family. Taking his spot on the active roster will be Josh Judy. According to the Indians website, since May 13th, Judy has a 1.03 ERA and hasn’t allowed a run in his last eight appearances. Perez will be missed but these bereavement leaves are usually pretty short so I suspect that he will be back with the rest of the Bullpen Mafia within the week.