Kottaras agreed to a minor league deal with the Giants, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports. Despite having 313 career big-league appearances to his name, the 32-year-old Kottaras will likely be no higher than fourth on San Francisco's organizational catching depth chart. At best, he'll compete with Trevor Brown for the No. 3 spot behind Buster Posey and Hector Sanchez.
The Blue Jays have signed veteran catcher George Kottaras to a minor-league contract, SportsNet reports. Kottars began the year with the White Sox, but he never made an appearance for Chicago. He was hitting .247 with seven home runs with the White Sox's Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte. Kottars had four at-bats with the Blue Jays at the end of the 2014 season. He will likely provide depth for the Bisons, after Josh Thole landed on the minor-league DL with a finger injury.
The White Sox made a series of moves as they work toward putting together a 25-man roster. Chicago optioned pitcher Erik Johnson and outrighted pitchers Maikel Cleto and Onelki Garcia to Triple-A Charlotte, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. They reassigned pitcher Jairo Asencio, outfielder Engel Beltre, catcher George Kottaras and pitcher Arcenio Leon to minor-league camp. These moves give the White Sox 28 players left in major-league camp. The 40-man roster is not down to 37.
The White Sox announced Thursday they signed 15 players to minor-league contracts, which included invites to spring training. The 15 players were pitchers Jairo Asencio, Scott Carroll, Jesse Crain, Logan Kensing, Arcenio Leon, J.D. Martin, Brad Penny, Zach Phillips, Joe Savery, catchers George Kottaras and Geovany Soto, infielders Juan Diaz and Andy LaRoche, and outfielders Tony Campana and Michael Taylor.
The White Sox have agreed to a minor-league deal with catcher George Kottaras, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The deal includes an invite to spring training.
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