Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:00:03 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C George Kottaras and OF Oscar Taveras are in the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, July 19. C Tony Cruz and OF Allen Craig are getting the day off.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:41:09 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C George Kottaras said he is trying to get up to speed as quickly as possible, and will be spending time with C Yadier Molina. "Learning staffs takes time," Kottaras said. "I'm going to be a sponge around here, for sure. I'll definitely be locked at (Molina's) hip for a while."
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:02:20 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have optioned C Audry Perez to Triple-A Memphis, in order to clear space for C George Kottaras on the 25-man roster.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:49:37 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C George Kottaras will likely be added to the active major league roster Saturday, July 12. He was hitting .286 with three home runs and four RBIs in 10 games with the Cleveland Indians this year.
Fantasy Tip: Kottaras will provide the Red Birds with an experienced backup to Tony Cruz with Yadier Molina (thumb) out for the long haul. Kottaras is only valuable in deep NL leagues.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:17:43 -0700
Updating a previous report, the St. Louis Cardinals will add C George Kottaras to the 25-man roster Saturday, July 12.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:46:54 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals claimed C George Kottaras off waivers from the Cleveland Indians Friday, July 11.
Fantasy Tip: Tony Cruz should be expected to receive the majority of starts behind the plate with Yadier Molina (thumb) out for potentially the rest of the year, but Kottaras could be on the major league roster soon as his primary backup. Kottaras might be worth considering in NL-only leagues, at best.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:14:49 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Carlos Santana was back as the primary backup to C Yan Gomes Monday, July 7, according to manager Terry Francona. The team designated C George Kottaras for assignment, leaving Santana as the lone backup catcher on the roster.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:43:14 -0700
The Cleveland Indians acquired OF Chris Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, July 7, and designated C George Kottaras for assignment in a corresponding move. It's unknown what the Pirates received in return.
Tue, 27 May 2014 13:07:46 -0700
The Cleveland Indians placed OF Nick Swisher (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee hyperextension Tuesday, May 27, and also put C Carlos Santana (concussion) on the 7-day concussion DL. In corresponding moves, the club recalled INF Jesus Aguilar and C George Kottaras from Triple-A Columbus and designated RP Blake Wood for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Lonnie Chisenhall, who has really been hitting well this year, should take over full time at third base with Santana sidelined. Even when Santana returns, Chisenhall is a nice bat to own if he's still available on your waiver wire. It's unknown how the Tribe will replace Swisher at first, but the most likely scenario is that Ryan Raburn will see the majority of starts there while sharing with Aguilar. Consider adding Raburn in AL-only leagues.
Wed, 14 May 2014 19:00:38 -0700
Cleveland Indians C George Kottaras has cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus.