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...
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17 days ago  |  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...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs sign George Kotarras and other notes

The Cubs have signed backup catcher George Kottaras.  George Kottaras settles with #cubs. $1.075M plus incentives. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 3, 2013 The Cubs acquired Kottaras the other day and Myles wrote about him shortly thereafter.  When you combine a poor batting average with an a noodle at backstop, you can make the case that Kottaras should linger in AAA...
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December 02, 2013  |  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...
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...
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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...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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...
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February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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