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St. Louis Cardinals Claim Catcher George Kottaras Off Of Waivers

Without All-Star catcher Yadier Molina out of the lineup with a torn ligament in his thumb, the St. Louis Cardinals needed another backstop. Friday afternoon, the team made a move to fill the void. St. Louis claimed former Boston Red Sox catcher George Kottaras off of waivers, Jon Heyman reported. Kottaras had a .235 batting average for the Sox in 48 games during 2008 and 2009....
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

George Kottaras makes history in first game as an Indian

CLEVELAND-- No one knows how long George Kottaras will be part of the Indians' roster but he will always be part of their record book.  The catcher became the first Cleveland player to homer in his first two plate appearances with the team but it wasn't enough as the White Sox rallied in the ninth for a 4-3 victory at Progressive Field.  Kottaras' power output is even...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kottaras, Kluber making history for the Indians

George Kottaras was hitting .148 for the Columbus Clippers. He had two hits in 25 at-bats. On Saturday Kottaras was called up to take the spot of Yan Gomes, who was going on paternity leave. On Sunday, George hit home runs in his first two at-bats for the Indians. Two at-bats, two home runs. He became the first player in franchise history to homer in both his first two at-bats for...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs acquire George Kottaras

Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that the Chicago Cubs had reached an agreement with the Kansas City Royals on a trade. The deal sends veteran catcher George Kottaras to the Cubs, and the Royals received cash in return. Kottaras has spent most of his major league career playing in a backup/platoon role. He adds a left handed bat for the Cubs, and my guess is that he will be on...
Via isportsweb.com
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

George Kottaras is Much Better Than You May Think

  I’m going to say something which may ruffle some feathers. Salvador Perez is a little overrated. But I’m going to follow that up with something that hopefully will win everyone back, George Kottaras is very, very underrated. He’s also the best back-up catcher in baseball and is as much the reason The Royals are on this hot streak as anyone else on the team. The praise for...
Via i70baseball
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Kottaras: A man who walks the walk

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Catcher George Kottaras laughs at the suggestion he might be a bit of a hero to the sabermetrics crowd. "I don't know that I'm anyone's hero, but I'll take it," Kottaras says, smiling in front of his Royals' locker. But in all seriousness, Kottaras is grateful that his work is recognized and appreciated, namely his ability to draw...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss
ON SECOND THOUGHT...

KC's George Kottaras throws ball into ground

Your browser does not support iframes.There wasn't a lot to smile about for the Kansas City Royals this weekend. Namely, they were swept by the Los Angeles Angeles in their home park in a four-game series.However, this play by Royals catcher George Kottaras served as some comic relief in the midst of an otherwise disappointing weekend.The play came in the top of the fourth inning...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Trade of Kottaras nets reliever for Brewers

MILWAUKEE After a day in which the Milwaukee Brewers latest trade hung in limbo, the team announced Sunday that backup catcher George Kottaras has officially been dealt to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-hander reliever Fautino De Los Santos. Given 10 days to deal Kottaras after the team designated him for assignment Thursday, general manager Doug Melvin said he intended...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

A's acquire Kottaras from Brewers

The Oakland Athletics have obtained catcher George Kottaras from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade for minor league reliever Fautino De Los Santos. The deal was announced Sunday, shortly before the Athletics faced the Orioles in the finale of a three-game series. The 29-year-old Kottaras will join the A's in Oakland on Monday. Kottaras hit .209 with three homers and 12 RBIs...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Kottaras works to improve his defensive game

Barring injury or an unlikely meltdown, Jonathan Lucroy will be the starting catcher when the Milwaukee Brewers open the 2012 season on April 6. But by all accounts, George Kottaras will be on the roster once again as the team's No. 2 catcher. The 28-year-old returns for a third season with the Brewers. Last year, he hit .252 in 49 games with five home runs and 17 RBI. Kottaras...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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