Barnstormers re-sign 2011 Atlantic League MVP, Tommy Everidge

The Lancaster Barnstormers announced on Tuesday that they have re-signed the 2011 Atlantic League MVP, Tommy Everidge for the 2012 season.

Everidge was originally drafted the Oakland A's in the 10th Round (307th overall) of the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft. He played seven seasons in the A's organization, advancing to Triple-A twice, in 2009 & 2010. He started the 2010 season with Tacoma (AAA) in the Seattle Mariners organization but was traded to the Houston Astros after only 65 games. On July 29, 2010, Everidge was released by the Houston Astros, but signed with Oakland A's on August 30, 2011. He played seven games for their Triple-A affiliate Sacramento that season.

Last season, Everidge was named the Atlantic League Player of the Year. He had a .319 batting average, with 160 hits (lead the league), 41 doubles, 28 home runs (lead the league), and 94 RBI.

I honestly didn't think Everidge would coming back to the Barnstormers after the season he had in 2011. Not only is a good baseball player, but a great guy off the field. I know he has a a fan favorite, and many fans were openly asking the Barnstormers to re-sign him. Great signing for the Barnstormers and their fans.

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