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George Kottaras | Catcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Braves signed C George Kottaras to a minor league contract.
The veteran backstop was released by the Giants on Thursday after slashing a ghastly .155/.290/.224 in 69 plate appearances at Triple-A. He'll provide organizational catching depth for the Braves. Jul 16 - 8:34 AM

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Giants released C George Kottaras.

Kottaras was batting just .155/.290/.224 in 69 plate appearances this season with Triple-A Sacramento. The 33-year-old hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2014, and he'll have to settle for another minor league deal if he wants to continue his playing career.
Jul 14 - 1:45 PM

Giants signed C George Kottaras to a minor league contract.

Kottaras spent the entire 2015 season at Triple-A, batting .238/.372/.429 in 181 plate appearances between the International League affiliates of the White Sox and Blue Jays. The 32-year-old catcher will not be in the running for a spot on the Giants' Opening Day roster.
Jan 21 - 12:41 PM

Blue Jays signed C George Kottaras to a minor league contract.

Kottaras was released by the White Sox on Monday. The veteran catcher is hitting .247/.403/.505 in the minors this year, and he'll be organizational depth for the Jays.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 06:45:00 PM

White Sox released C George Kottaras.

The well-traveled veteran catcher was batting .247/.403/.505 with seven home runs and 19 RBI in 31 games for the Triple-A affiliate of the White Sox. Kottaras should be able to latch on with another club rather quickly.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 03:15:00 PM

George Kottaras homered twice Sunday in a win for Triple-A Charlotte.

He plated four runs with his first career grand slam. The 32-year-old now has a whopping 12 RBI over his last two starts. Kottaras isn't a prospect or even an everyday player, but he's been a dominant force for the Knights, providing a .340 average across 53 at-bats this season. He played 18 games in the majors last year but has yet to make an appearance in 2015.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 03:48:00 PM

White Sox reassigned C George Kottaras, OF Engel Beltre and RHPs Jairo Asencio and Arcenio Leon to minor league camp.

Kottaras was in camp competing for the team's backup job behind the plate, but was unable to beat out Geovany Soto. He'll serve as additional depth for the White Sox at Triple-A Charlotte.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 09:47:00 PM

White Sox signed C George Kottaras to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Kottaras hopped between three different organizations in 2014, appearing in only 18 games at the major league level. He'll be depth at catcher for the Pale Hose.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 02:43:00 PM

Blue Jays sent C George Kottaras outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

He was already set for free agency but now will get an early jump to the market. Kottaras had three homers in 18 games for the Indians, Cardinals and Blue Jays this season.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 02:28:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of C George Kottaras from Triple-A Buffalo.

Kottaras latched on with the Blue Jays last month after he was released by the Cardinals. The 31-year-old will serve as a third catcher down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:45:00 AM

Blue Jays signed C George Kottaras to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Kottaras was released by the Cardinals at the end of July after they signed A.J. Pierzynski to be their Yadier Molina fill-in. Kottaras, 31, is a weak .216/.326/.414 career hitter in 853 major league plate appearances.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Cardinals released C George Kottaras.

Kottaras had been designated for assignment over the weekend following the A.J. Pierzynski signing. He cleared waivers and is now free to sign on elsewhere.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Cardinals designated C George Kottaras for assignment.

The veteran backstop became expendable with Friday's acquisition of A.J. Pierzynski. He appeared in just four games during his brief stay in St. Louis. He shouldn't have much difficulty finding another organization willing to take a shot on him.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 11:18:00 AM

Cardinals claimed C George Kottaras off waivers from the Indians.

The Cards needed some depth at catcher following the Yadier Molina (thumb) injury, and Kottaras makes sense as a stop-gap. The 31-year-old is a career .216/.326/.415 hitter but did slug three homers over 10 games with the Tribe. He figures to share time with Tony Cruz while Molina is out, with Audry Perez heading back to Triple-A Memphis. Kottaras won't officially report until Saturday.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that George Kottaras is "of interest" to the Cardinals.

The Cards, of course, are looking for a catcher following Yadier Molina's thumb surgery. Goold notes that Kottaras, who was designated for assignment by the Indians earlier this week, "has done well offensively" and "has a solid reputation in the game and experience at the position." Another catcher who could interest the Cardinals is John Buck, who was also just designated for assignment. They could also consider a trade for Kurt Suzuki. Goold says the club does not have interest in A.J. Pierzynski.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:13:00 AM

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