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Oakland Athletics MLB News - A’s Baseball Blog » The Oakland A’s DFA George Kottaras

The Oakland A’s DFA George Kottaras

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Wednesday 23 January 2013 at 3:43 pm

The A’s have designated 29-year old lefty swinging catcher George Kottaras. Kottaras played in 27 games for the A’s last year and he was 18 of 85 (.212 avg, .750 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 6 homers and 19 RBIs. He played in 85 games overall last year for the Brewers and A’s in which he was 36 of 171 (.211 avg, .766 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 9 homers and 31 RBIs. He has now played in 249 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 130 of 592 (.220 avg, .732 OPS) with 75 runs scored, 24 homers, 84 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Kottaras played in 54 games (49 starts) behind the plate for the A’s and Brewers in which he only threw out 2 of 40 (5%) base stealers last year and pitchers had a 4.50 ERA with him behind the plate. The recent acquisition of John Jaso from the Mariners made Kottaras expendable.

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