Former big-league outfielder Carl Everett, who played a season in Seattle in 2006, was in a Tampa, Fla., jail Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after putting a handgun to his wife's head, according to police records.
Everett, 39, was arrested Monday night at his home in the Tampa suburb of Lutz. He was also charged with tampering with a witness and was being held in the Hillsborough County Jail.
Everett’s attorney, Clinton Paris, said it’s a family matter, which can hopefully be resolved quickly and efficiently.
There were no phone numbers listed for Everett or his wife, Linda.
According to the arrest affidavit, Everett and his wife of 18 years got into an argument and Everett pressed a silver handgun against the side of her head. The report said the wife attempted to call 911 twice, using two different phones, but Everett managed to grab the phones and broke them both.
Authorities have not released further details of the argument. The arrest report says the couple has three children, but it wasn’t immediately known if the children were there during the fight or arrest.
Everett played for 14 seasons. He began with the Florida Marlins and was traded to the New York Mets. He also played with the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos and the Mariners.
DODGERS’ ETHIER OWNS APRIL
Andre Ethier set a major league record by extending his hitting streak to 23 games, the longest ever in April.
The Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder doubled in the first inning Tuesday against Florida to break the record set by his former manager, Joe Torre, who hit in 22 straight April games in 1972.
Ethier’s hitting streak is a career best. He has had a hit in every game since going 0-for-4 in the second game of the season April 1.
Brewers utility man Erick Almonte became the first major leaguer placed on the new 7-day disabled list for concussions after being hit in the forehead by a thrown ball during batting practice. Former Kansas City Royals pitcher Brian Bannister left Japan’s Yomiuri Giants following last month’s earthquake and tsunami and isn’t returning. An MRI on Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco’s elbow did not show any structural damage, and there is still a chance he’ll make his scheduled start Saturday.