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NEAL COTTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minnesota Twins boost bullpen, trade for Neal Cotts

The Minnesota Twins have traded for veteran left handed reliever Neal Cotts in an effort to bolster their bullpen down the stretch of the season. The transaction was confirmed by the club after tonight’s win against the Baltimore Orioles. Cotts is a ten-year major league veteran who has a 3.28 ERA in 2015 over 50 appearances with the Milwaukee Brewers. He has been exceptionally...
Via Baseball Essential
August 22, 2015  |  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

Rangers Rumors: Re-signing Colby Lewis and Neal Cotts are the primary focus

The Texas Rangers played well below expectations this season.  They went from being World Series contenders to one of the worst teams in all of baseball as they were decimated by injuries.  Heading into this offseason they have not only added a new manager, but the Star-Telegram is reporting that re-signing starting pitcher Colby Lewis and reliever Neal Cotts, is a top priority...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta checks in on Rangers' Neal Cotts

The Atlanta Braves have been searching the trade market for a left-handed relief pitcher to bolster their relief corps. Andrew Miller of the Red Sox, Wesley Wright of the Cubs, and James Russell of the Cubs have been on the Braves list of targets, but they have yet to come close to acquiring any of them. Atlanta really wants a lefty in their bullpen, so they are continuing to...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles interested in trading for reliever Neal Cotts

The Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers have had discussions about a trade that would send reliever Neal Cotts to the Orioles according to T.R. Sullivan. With Zach Britton moving into the closers role, the Orioles have a need for a left handed reliever. Orioles and Rangers talking about Neal Cotts…. Orioles looking for reliever who can get both sides out. — TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger...
Via Tireball.com
July 30, 2014  |  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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