Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kottaras would be a nice claim

The A's recently were involved in a three way trade in which the main piece Mike Morse went to Seattle while the A's received catcher John Jaso. Not only did they need to make room on the roster but with Jaso in the mix they no longer needed their back-up catcher George Kottaras.  The A's had just avoided arbitration with Kottaras by signing him to a 1M one year deal.  The 29 y/o lefty catcher is a lifetime .220 hitter who would be a nice compliment to John Buck until d'Arnaud is ready. MLBTR reports that George Kottaras has been placed on waivers and is available for trade. 

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