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GEORGE KOTTARAS RUMORS

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

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

Cubs acquire catcher Kottaras from Royals for cash consideration

The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher George Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals for a cash consideration. The 30-year-old Kottaras served as Kansas City's backup catcher last season after being claimed off waivers from Oakland in January. He played in 46 games, hitting .180 with five home runs and 12 RBIs. He is a .214 hitter with 29 home runs and 96 RBIs over 295 major league...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals trade Kottaras to Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher George Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals for a cash consideration. The 30-year-old Kottaras served as Kansas City's backup catcher last season after being claimed off waivers from Oakland in January. He played in 46 games, hitting .180 with five home runs and 12 RBIs. He is a .214 hitter with 29 home runs and 96 RBIs over 295...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals designate George Kottaras for assignment

The Kansas City Royals were likely to non-tender catcher George Kottaras. On Thursday the team designated him for assignment, moving him off the roster and making him a free agent. After signing Jason Vargas to a four-year deal earlier in the day the Royals needed a spot on their 40-man roster.e Kottaras hit just .180/.349/.370 in 126 plate appearances. Now at the age of 3o it appears...
Via Tireball.com
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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