Cubs acquire catcher George Kottaras

Cubs acquire catcher George Kottaras
November 26, 2013, 3:30 pm
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The Cubs had been rumored to be in the market for a backup catcher to current starter Welington Castillo. Now they have one. 

On Tuesday, the Cubs announced they have acquired catcher George Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. 

Kottaras had been designated for assignment by the Royals on Nov. 21.

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The 30-year-old Kottaras finished the 2013 season with a line of .180/.349/.370 with five home runs and 12 RBI in 126 plate apperances for Kansas City.

In 295 games with the Boston Red Sox (2008-09), Milwaukee Brewers (2010-12), Oakland Athletics (2012) and Royals (2013), Kottaras has a line of .214/.324/.406 with 29 home runs and 96 RBI.

Kottaras will compete for the Cubs backup job in Spring Training.