Casey Kotchman suffers odd injury

Spring training is an extremely dangerous time for MLB players. Just when you think you may have heard it all when it comes to bizarre injuries, something new comes along. Miami Marlins first baseman Casey Kotchman provided yet another example of that earlier this week. Being the courteous veteran that he is, Kotchman grabbed a pop-up machine at Marlins practice to keep it from breaking...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians 1B Kotchman scratched with sore back

Cleveland first baseman Casey Kotchman did not play Sunday because of tightness in his lower back. Kotchman did not participate in morning drills and was scratched from playing in either of the Indians' split-squad games on the road against the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers. The first baseman was signed to a one-year contract as a free agent last month. He hit .306 with...
Via FOX Sports
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

AP Sources: Indians, Kotchman agree to 1-year deal

Two people familiar with the talks say the Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent first baseman Casey Kotchman. Kotchman, who batted a career-best .306 for Tampa Bay last season, will make $3 million this season, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. Kotchman can make an additional $1.75...
Via FOX Sports
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Source: Indians, Kotchman agree to deal

The Cleveland Indians completed their quest to land a new first baseman Thursday, reaching agreement with free agent Casey Kotchman on a one-year contract, according to a major-league source. Kotchman, who turns 29 on Feb. 22, spent last season with the Tampa Bay Rays, batting .306/378/.422 with 10 homers and 48 RBI in 563 plate appearances. One reason Kotchman appealed to the...
Via FOX Sports
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Should the Rays extend Casey Kotchman?

The Rays planned on having Dan Johnson be their starting first baseman in 2011. But that didn’t work out and instead someone stepped up: Casey Kotchman, who the Rays had signed to a  minor league contract. Kotchman has had easily his best season in the major leagues, hitting .314 with 23 doubles, 8 homers, 43 RBI, and a .379 OBP. But can Kotchman put up those kind of numbers in coming...
September 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Casey Kotchman And The Rays Have Been Perfect For Each Other

Casey Kotchman is having a career-year with the Rays, hitting .326, third in the American League. Kotchman will also be a free agent at the end of the year, and as we look forward to 2012, the Rays need to decide if he is worth bringing back. There are some that believe Kotchman’s season has been an aberration and that he has just been lucky. The key number is his BABIP. When Kotchman...
Via Rays Index
August 02, 2011  |  Discuss

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