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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:39:20 -0700
Kansas City Royals C George Kottaras has won the backup catching job over C Brett Hayes. Kottaras had the advantage because he gives the team another left-handed bat off the bench. Hayes accepted an assignment to Triple-A Omaha. INFs Miguel Tejada and Elliot Johnson have also made the team, and KC still needs to place SP Danny Duffy (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:02:12 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is waiting until the final days of camp to decide on whether C George Kottaras or Brett Hayes will serve as the backup behind starting C Salvador Perez.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:30:56 -0800
The Kansas City Royals claimed C George Kottaras off waivers from the Oakland Athletics Friday, Jan. 25. In a corresponding move, INF Tony Abreu was designated for assignment.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:20:51 -0800
The New York Yankees seem intent on staying in-house for their catcher options this season. A source said Wednesday, Jan. 23, that the team has no interest in Oakland Athletics C George Kottaras, who was designated for assignment a week ago.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:37:45 -0800
The Oakland Athletics designated C George Kottaras for assignment Wednesday, Jan. 16, just one day after agreeing to terms with him on a one-year deal worth $1 million to avoid arbitration.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 08:19:20 -0800
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics C George Kottaras signed a one-year, $1 million deal.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:09:21 -0800
The Oakland Athletics avoided arbitration with C George Kottaras Monday, Jan. 14, by agreeing to a one-year deal. Financial terms weren't given.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:18:20 -0800
Free-agent C Russell Martin (Yankees) is receptive to the idea of playing shortstop for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic. "If it's something that would help the team, I am willing to do it," Martin said. "I told (head coach Greg Hamilton) I want to do it, and he said he's open to it." Martin has never played shortstop in the majors but considers it his natural position, after having played shortstop and third base in high school and college. Team Canada does not have a major league shortstop on its roster but also has George Kottaras of the Oakland Athletics available to catch.
Sat, 13 Oct 2012 20:30:30 -0700
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane said Saturday, Oct. 13, that the team is happy with the catcher tandem of Cs Derek Norris and George Kottaras.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:49:18 -0700
The Oakland Athletics optioned C Derek Norris to Triple-A Sacramento Monday, July 30, to make room for C George Kottaras on the roster.