Expos sign Everett; trade Barrett to Oakland
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This past season Everett, a switch-hitter, batted a combined .287 with 28 homers and 92 RBI for the Texas
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In 2000 while with the
This marks the first time since 1999 that Everett will play in the National League. That season, his last one in Houston, he had 108 RBI, which is tied for a career-high.
"He's what we consider a warrior," Minaya said. "The fact he has the ability to play three outfield positions to me is very important because he's not only an offensive player, but he is also a pretty good defensive player."
"We just put an offer on the table what we felt was a fair offer, what we can pay," said Minaya. "He had a chance to got to Tampa Bay, but he chose to go with us."
Barrett hit .208 with 10 homers and 30 RBI in 70 games this past season. He spent nearly six weeks on the disabled list with a right hip flexor strain and also fractured his left index finger while on a rehab assignment. The 27-year- old was the
With the loss of Barrett, that means