Originally posted on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 1/25/13
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals today have claimed catcher George Kottaras on Outright Waivers from the Oakland Athletics. To create room on the 40-man roster, the club designated infielder Tony Abreu for assignment. The 29-year-old Kottaras has played for the Red Sox (2008-09), Brewers (2010-12) and Athletics (2012), batting .220 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI in 249 Major League contests. The left-handed hitter posted a .351 on-base percentage while drawing a career-high 37 walks in 85 games for Milwaukee and Oakland in 2012 while helping the As win the American League West after being acquired on July 29. He blasted six home runs for Oakland in just 27 games and then appeared in four games during the As Divisional Series vs. Detroit. Born in Scarbourough, Ontario, Canada, Kottaras now resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. Abreu, 28, hit .257 in 22 games for the Royals in 2012 after spending a majority of the campaign at Triple-A Omaha.
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