Magallanes played college baseball for Texas A&M University. He was drafted in the 31st round of the 1986 MLB amateur draft by the New York Mets, but did not sign. A year later he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 10th round and assigned to the High-A Kinston Indians and was named to the Carolina League All-Star Team in 1988.
Magallanes was called up to the Majors in May 1991 and made three appearances as shortstop for Cleveland. In three at-bats he reached base once, on a walk, and struck out once, compiling a .000 batting average. He returned to the minors and signed with the White Sox as a free agent in 1992. Chicago traded him to the Texas Rangers, where he spent two more years in the minors.
In 1995 Magallanes began a decade-long playing career with Monterrey, Tabasco and Oaxaca in the Mexican League. In 2004 he spent 16-games with the Tucson Toros of the Pacific Coast League before returning for a final season on Mexico.
In 2006 Magallanes was named manager of the Tempe AZL Angels in the rookie Arizona League. The team went 34-21 and made the playoffs, losing in the championship. Magallanes was named the league's manager of the year. In 2007 he succeeded his brother Bobby as manager of the Midwest League's Class A Cedar Rapids Kernels. He guided that club to a 40-30 second half, finishing the season in a tie for first place at 78-61. In 2008 he moved to the California League as manager of the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
In 2009 Magallanes came to Birmingham to succeed Carlos Subero as the Baron's manager. Magallanes' 2009 Birmingham Barons shot to a league-best 92-47 record and he was named the Southern League Manager of the Year.
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- Perrin, Mike (May 8, 2009) "5 Questions: Barons manager Ever Maggallanes." Birmingham News
- "Magallanes to Manage Barons in 2010" (January 14, 2010) Birmingham Barons press release
- Segrest, Doug (April 4, 2010) "Look out Southern League, Maggallanes has a good feeling again." Birmingham News
- Ever Magallanes at thebaseballcube.com