NEAL COTTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Washington Nationals' lack of offseason moves is head-scratching

Owners maintain the right to spend or not spend, make arbitrary decisions on personnel -- essentially, do whatever the heck they want.Owners also maintain the right to decline comment to reporters who seek explanation for their strategies, leaving fans to wonder what the heck is going on.The Nationals’ owners cannot be called cheap, not when they supported the game’s fifth-highest...
Via FOX Sports
13 days ago

Nationals, Neal Cotts Agree To Minor League Deal

The Nationals have agreed to a minor league contract with left-handed reliever Neal Cotts, tweets Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that the veteran 36-year-old (37 in March) will receive an invite to Major League Spring Training. Cotts is represented by Pro Star Management. Cotts didn’t pitch in the Majors last season and had a three-year...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 13, 2017

Nationals sign lefty Neal Cotts to minor league deal

The Washington Nationals continued their annual stockpiling of low-risk veteran relievers by signing left-hander Neil Cotts to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to a person familiar with the situation. The 36-year-old spent last season in Class AAA in the Angels’, Yankees’ and Rangers’ systems, but he made 58 big […]
Via Nationals Journal
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Lefty reliever Neal Cotts signs Triple-A deal with Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Left-handed reliever Neal Cotts has signed a Triple-A contract with the Texas Rangers.Cotts was 10-12 with a 2.84 ERA in 131 games for the Rangers from 2013-14.He had been pitching in the New York Yankees' organization, but opted out of his deal. The Rangers expect him to join Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.The 36-year-old Cotts had a 3.41 ERA in 68 games...
Via Associated Press
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Brewers deal Cotts to Twins

The Minnesota Twins announced late Friday night that they had traded for Milwaukee Brewers left-handed reliever Neal Cotts. Minnesota acquired Cotts from Milwaukee for a player to be named or cash. Cotts, 35, signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Brewers last January. In 2015, Cotts is 1-0 with a 3.28 ERA in 50 games. He's 21-24 over 10 major-league seasons, including time...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins trade for Brewers reliever Cotts

After Friday's 4-3 win in Baltimore, the Minnesota Twins announced they had traded for Milwaukee Brewers left-handed reliever Neal Cotts. Minnesota acquired Cotts from Milwaukee for a player to be named or cash. Cotts, 35, signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Brewers last January. In 2015, Cotts is 1-0 with a 3.28 ERA in 50 games. He's 21-24 over 10 major-league seasons...
Via Fox Sports North
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers' Cotts gaining trade value

Neal Cotts wouldn't generate a huge return in a trade – at least not by himself – but he is starting to pitch well and is a player the Brewers could consider moving. The left-hander hasn't allowed a run in 12 of his last 13 outings, according to Brewers.com, and credits a slight mechanical adjustment for the recent run of success. "I think I ironed out a little mechanically...
Via FOX Sports
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Neal Cotts, Brewers agree to 1-year, $3 million contract

MILWAUKEE -- Reliever Neal Cotts and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract. The 34-year-old left-hander was 2-9 with a 4.32 ERA and two saves in a career-high 73 relief appearances for Texas last season, a year after going 8-3 with a 1.11 ERA in 58 games with the Rangers. Cotts has held opponents to a .223 average during the past two seasons with 128...
Via Associated Press
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cotts makes quite a comeback with Rangers

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Neal Cotts was taking college classes again, making a two-hour drive twice a week to Illinois State. He was 32 years old and it was nearly three years after his last major league appearance. ''I was throwing on the side here and there, but not particularly going gung-ho,'' Cotts said. ''I was doing other things.'' But the...
Via Associated Press
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

LHP Cotts, Rangers reach 1-year deal for $2.2M

Left-hander Neal Cotts and the Texas Rangers have reached a one-year deal worth $2.2 million. The 33-year-old Cotts had been eligible for salary arbitration before Wednesday's agreement. Cotts was 8-3 with a 1.11 ERA in 58 games last season. He struck out 65 in 57 innings. Cotts began the season at Triple-A before being promoted on May 21 for his first big league action since...
Via Associated Press
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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