*Jeffery Adam Everett’ (called Adam) was born on February 5, 1977 in Austell, Georgia. He plays shortstop for the Minnesota Twins. High SchoolAdam attended Harrison High School.CollegeAdam was drafted in 1995 by the Chicago Cubs out of high school, but did not sign, electing to go to the University of South Carolina. *Minor Leagues’In 1998, Adam was selected by the Boston Red Sox with the 12th pick of the Major League draft.
He played for the Red Sox minor league system until he was traded to the Houston Astros during the 2000 season.
Major LeaguesAdam made his Major League debut on August 30, 2001 for the Houston Astros. It was his “cup of coffee” in the bigs, and he soon returned to the minors.
In 2002 he appeared in 40 games for the Astros and played 88 for their AAA team in New Orleans.
He was called up again in 2003, and this time stayed, playing in 128 games for the Astros.
Adam finished second in the 2004 National League All-Star balloting for shortstops behind the St. Louis Cardinals’ Edgar Rentería.
On June 14, 2007, Adam fractured a fibula in an outfield collision wiht Carlos Lee, and missed three months, returning for just three games in late September.
On December 13, 2007 he was not offered a contract renewal by the Astros (who had recently traded for Miguel Tejada). He signed with the Minnesota Twins later the same day.