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Indians sign George Kottaras to a minor league deal

Mar 30, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Indians have signed catcher George Kottaras to a minor league deal. He adds that there is a “seemingly good chance” for him to join the big league club soon. At the moment, third baseman Carlos Santana is the back-up to Yan Gomes behind the plate in Cleveland.

Kottaras participated in spring training with the Cubs, who purchased him from the Royals back in November. However, the Cubs released him on Wednesday.

Kottaras, 30, has a career .730 OPS in 820 career plate appearances over seven seasons in the big leagues.

  1. gonderfan - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    I hope to see him up and walking with the Indians soon; my favorite catcher since Jesse Gonder.

  2. ggallin4evr - Mar 31, 2014 at 6:14 AM

    He’s no Dale Berra.

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