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GEORGE KOTTARAS RUMORS

Reports: White Sox sign George Kottaras

The White Sox have shaken things up this offseason, forcing all eyes of the baseball world on their recent moves. GM Rick Hahn has been as active as any team, spending big on Melky Cabrera, David Robertson, Zach Duke, and trading for Jeff Samardzija. With an improved bullpen, a reliable number two starter, and a big bat, the White Sox decided to add depth by signing catcher George...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign George Kottaras on minor league deal

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports comfirms that the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to terms with Canadian catcher George Kottaras on a minor contract. Kottaras was designated for assignment by the St.Louis Cardinals on July 26th. george kottaras signs minor-league deal with blue jays — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 7, 2014 In 14 games, Kottaras […]
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals claim catcher Kottaras after Molina injury

MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals have claimed veteran George Kottaras off waivers from the Cleveland Indians, bolstering their catching position following the injury to Yadier Molina. The team says Kottaras likely will be added to the 25-man roster Saturday in Milwaukee. St. Louis begins a three-game series Friday against the Brewers. Kottaras was batting .286 with three homers...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Udderly dominant: Kottaras wins cow-milking event

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- When it comes to cow-milking contests, Cleveland Indians catcher George Kottaras is udderly dominant. Kottaras beat Rangers reliever Robbie Ross on Saturday for the second straight year in Texas. The team recognized the state's dairy farmers before the game. The event was held in foul territory down the left-field line, and Ross got off to a good start. But...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 07, 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 more surprising...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kluber and Kottaras Set Franchise Records in Tribe Loss; White Sox 4, Indians 3

Having depth is a pretty nice. With Yan Gomes on the paternity list following the birth of his first child, George Kottaras was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to replace him. Also, with Michael Bourn being bothered by a hamstring injury ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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

Indians add depth by signing C Kottaras, RHP Lowe

CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed catcher George Kottaras and right-handed pitcher Mark Lowe to minor league contracts. Both players have been assigned to the Triple-A Columbus roster. Kottaras, 30, is a six-year Major League veteran catcher who debuted with Terry Francona's Boston Red Sox in 2008. He owns a career Major League on-base percentage...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians sign Kottaras, Lowe to minor league deals

The Indians have signed pitcher Mark Lowe and catcher George Kottaras to minor-league deals. Kottaras was with the Royals during spring training but was released last week. There is a chance he could get called up soon since Yan Gomes is the only listed catcher on the roster and Terry Francona has not said how many games Carlos Santana will catch. Lowe was with the Rays in spring...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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