The Oakland A’s and catcher George Kottaras agreed to a one-year contract on Monday, avoiding arbitration.
The A’s acquired Kattaras, 29, from the Brewers in a July trade. He hit .212, six home runs and 19 RBI last season for Oakland, splitting time behind the plate with rookie Derek Morris.
Kattaras’ signing means the A’s now have three players remaining eligible for arbitration—pitcher Jerry Blevins, outfielder/first baseman Brandon Moss and outfielder Seth Smith.
Ryan Delgado, the designated hitter/catcher for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the Independent American Association, had his contract purchased by the Oakland Athletics.
According to a January 11 press release from the AA, Delgado is the fifth RedHawks player to have his contract purchased by an MLB club this offseason and eighth this year.
Delgado was originally drafted...
Toronto outfielder Colby Rasmus, Baltimore pitcher Tommy Hunter and Oakland catcher George Kottaras agreed to one-year contracts, leaving 133 players eligible to file for salary arbitration Tuesday.
Rasmus gets $4,675,000 under Monday's agreement, Hunter $1.82 million and Kottaras $1 million.
San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, Atlanta outfielder Jason Heyward, Boston outfielder...