From the Wire … Cubs Avoid Arbitration with George Kottaras, Sign to One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs signed George Kottaras to a one-year, $1.075 million contract for the 2014 season. The Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to the one-year deal with Kottaras. The one-year contract reportedly includes an incentives package. With Kottaras signed for next season, the Cubs have 10 players on the […]

Time for the Cubs to Offer a Little Contract Tender-ness

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have roster decisions to make over the next 24 hours prior to Monday’s tender deadline. With the addition of George Kottaras, the Cubs now have a full 40-man roster and 11 players that are arbitration eligible for next season. With the recent report of the Cubs not willing to give […]

Cubs Add Catching to Roster, Keep Listening to Offers for Jeff Samardzija

The Cubs added a much-needed catcher to the big league roster on Tuesday when they acquired George Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. The veteran catcher is penciled in as the backup to Welington Castillo. One of the many areas that must be addressed by the front office is the lack of […]

From the Wire … Cubs Acquire Catcher George Kottaras from the Royals

The Cubs added a catcher to the 40-man roster on Tuesday. According to multiple reports, the Cubs acquired 30-year old veteran backup George Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations according to Paul Sullivan. Kottaras is expected to complete for a back-up job in Spring Training. The Royals designated Kottaras for assignment on […]