Brewers Designate George Kottaras For Assignment

6:55pm: GM Doug Melvin says that he is working on a trade involving Kottaras and hopes to complete it in a day or two, tweets Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel.

11:03am: The Brewers announced that they designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment. In related moves, Milwaukee activated catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the 15-day disabled list, optioned infielder Jeff Bianchi to Triple-A and selected the contract of right-hander Jim Henderson.

Kottaras, 29, figures to draw trade interest in the coming days, when teams such as the Mets and Nationals could inquire about possible deals. He has a .209/.409/.360 batting line in 116 plate appearances this year, thanks to an impressive 25% walk rate. In parts of five MLB seasons, Kottaras has a .221/.326/.402 batting line.


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28 Comments on "Brewers Designate George Kottaras For Assignment"


3 years 1 month ago

Could this be like the Roberts situation?

MaCmAnSuX
3 years 1 month ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up in the same place as Roberts did too.

nebelski
3 years 1 month ago

If he just slaughtered everyone as much as he does Pittsburgh, then he’d be the best catcher in history!

PJ Cober
3 years 1 month ago

Blue Jays could use a good Canadian boy behind the plate after JPA went down last night.

bluejaysstatsgeek
3 years 1 month ago

The Real Greek God of Walks!

Lunchbox45
3 years 1 month ago

he’s in no way an upgrade over Gomes.

AaronAngst
3 years 1 month ago

Alright – movement. Let’s keep the changes coming.

Jack Cox
3 years 1 month ago

I can also suggest with the injury to Arencibia the Jays may be interested in him. Plus he is Canadian so that also does not hurt.

Sage
3 years 1 month ago

Kottaras could draw interest in the coming days? I’d be surprised if he wasn’t dealt by the end of the day, heck, even before today’s game. Teams need catchers, and we probably won’t be asking much.

Glad we made this move. Happy to have Luc back, and while I wanted to see Bianchi get more playing time, we need bullpen help more than we need him right now.

Gumby65
3 years 1 month ago

He should go to Boston just so they can play “Welcome back…” song.

nick1538
3 years 1 month ago

Can Travolta throw out the opening pitch? Will George become a honorary “Sweathog?”

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

Boston already has another backup they are looking to move in Shoppach and one that can actually hit at that. Might strike out more, but defense and hitting (power) far above George’s abilities.

craigcounsellhitsbombs
3 years 1 month ago

The guy’d be a good pickup for any team needing a catcher. Given more playing time, his average would probably be a lot higher. He just doesn’t have a place in Milwaukee right now. Luc and Maldonado are the future behind the plate.

Lunchbox45
3 years 1 month ago

The pride of Scarborough ontario!

elbeisbol
3 years 1 month ago

I hope the Nats pick him up.

Slim_Hurley
3 years 1 month ago

I would have rather seen izturis go then bianchi. Theres a chance he could be the starting SS for them next year and he needs to get some big league ABs. He was a 300 hitter at Nashvile before being called up. Izturis has no place on a non contending roster.

Dalek Jeter
3 years 1 month ago

If Cashman doesn’t make a push for Kottaras, it proves that Martin and/or Stewart have dirty pictures of him doing something worse than his affair.

sdsny
3 years 1 month ago

I was going to say the same thing…well not exactly. I don’t know anything about dirty pictures. Anyway, this has Yankees written all over it. Add the fact that Kottaras is a lefty, which certainly can’t hurt in Yankee Stadium.

levendis
3 years 1 month ago

he can be the Yankees starting catcher at this point

formerdraftpick
3 years 1 month ago

Wasn’t there a report that the Mets were interested in him a few weeks ago?

3 years 1 month ago

Kot’s: hate to see yo go, had some big hits for us…but were gearing up to make another run in the future. And small market teams like the Brewers have to do all they can to align the stars to get into a already corrupt playoff system! Tell whatever team for a compensatory pick…WE WANT YOUNG ARMS…GO CREW!

Jamespfunk
3 years 1 month ago

He’s going to the Nats for a bag of peanuts and a few balls.

XxMadDogxX
3 years 1 month ago

Whoever trades for him, has to take his personal pitcher too! it’s a 2 for 1

D.j. Wilson
3 years 1 month ago

Come on A’s, step in and get him so that Suzuki is expandable.

3 years 1 month ago

Brewers GM Doug Melvin said today Greinke will be traded. I say either to Baltimore,Texas, or St. Louis. An okay solid backup catcher Brewers could get it, Matt Treanor. If Jesus Flores wasn’t starting catcher for the National’s he’d be a good backup too. But they just need a solid catcher that’s a perfect fit for a backup. Treanor or Humberto Quintero would be a good fit.

Joey Doughnuts
3 years 1 month ago

Grienke and Kottaras to Chicago. Come on Doug.