• by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Blue Jays sign C George Kottaras to minors deal

    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.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    White Sox option Erik Johnson to Charlotte, make other moves

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Penny, Carroll among players signed to minor-league deals by ChiSox

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    George Kottaras nets minor-league deal from White Sox

    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.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays add nine to expanded roster

    The Blue Jays added nine players to the active roster Tuesday as a result of the expanded rosters, the team announced. The team reinstated pitcher Brandon Morrow and infielder Dan Johnson from the disabled list Tuesday, while adding seven other players from the minors. They are: Ryan Goins, Anthony Gose, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin, Daniel Norris, Dalton Pompey and George Kottaras .

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    George Kottaras signs minor-league deal with Blue Jays

    The Blue Jays have signed catcher George Kottaras to a minor-league deal Thursday, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. Kottaras has bounced around a bit this season, appearing in 14 games for the Indians and Cardinals. He is hitting .269/.375/.615 in 26 at-bats, but is just a .216 hitter for his career.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals release George Kottaras

    The Cardinals released catcher George Kottaras Tuesday. Kottaras was designated for assignment last weekend after the team signed A.J. Pierzynski.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    George Kottaras gets the boot

    The Cardinals designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment Saturday, following the acquisition of A.J. Pierzynski. Kottaras appeared in for games for the Cardinals, picking up one hit in five at-bats.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals add George Kottaras to active roster

    The Cardinals added catcher George Kottaras to the active roster Saturday one day after claiming him off waivers. Kottaras isn't in the starting lineup Saturday, but he could become an option for regular playing time with Yadier Molina sidelined by a serious thumb injury. Kottaras went 6 for 21 with three home runs in 10 appearances with the Indians.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Cardinals claim George Kottaras

    The Cardinals claimed catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Indians, reports CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Kottaras, 31, batted 6 for 21 (.286) with three homers and four RBI before Cleveland designated him for assignment. St. Louis needed depth at catcher after losing Yadier Molina to a torn thumb ligament.