|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||165.00||8.00||.218||25.00||20.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland||5||1||0|| .200|| .400|| .200|
|vs Jimenez (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||37||5||1|| .304|| .270|| .135|
|06/16/2013||Bruce Chen, RP KC||George Kottaras, C KC|
|06/14/2013||Desmond Jennings, CF TB|
George Kottaras, C KC
|Nick Swisher, 1B CLE|
Yan Gomes, C CLE
|06/13/2013||Carlos Santana, C CLE|
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Brendan Ryan, SS SEA
Sean Doolittle, RP OAK
|George Kottaras, C KC|
Jackie Bradley, LF BOS
Rajai Davis, RF TOR
Phil Hughes, SP NYY
|Last 10 Games|
|George Kottaras wins Royals backup catcher job|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(3/29/13) George Kottaras has won the Royals' backup catcher job over Brett Hayes, the Kansas City Star reports.
Kottaras, 29, hit .306/.468/.389 in 47 spring plate appearances. Over the last two years, he owns a .227/.336/.433 (108 OPS+) line with 14 home runs in 332 plate appearances. Although he struggles defensively, his combination of patience and power is rare behind the plate.
Hayes, also 29, hit .306/.375/.556 in 40 spring plate appearances but doesn't have the recent track record Kottaras owns. Hayes has just a .217/.263/.340 (63 OPS+) line over his last two seasons (262 plate appearances).
|Royals waiting to choose backup catcher|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/28/13) Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday no decision has been made yet on who will back up starting catcher Salvador Perez, according to The Kansas City Star.
Yost said the decision between George Kottaras and Brett Hayes will go until the last day of camp, which is Friday.
Kottaras is batting .324 (11 for 34) with three doubles, six RBI and 10 walks in 17 games. Hayes is batting .306 (11 for 36) with one double, one triple, two homers and 10 RBI in 19 games.
|George Kottaras staying within himself|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(3/23/13) Royals catcher George Kottaras had a productive day at the plate in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks. He went 2 for 3 with three RBI and a run scored. Kottaras also walked twice in the 11-10 win.
Kottaras, who is vying for the backup catcher job, is 9 for 29 (.310) with six RBI through 15 spring games.
"He's one of those guys that never has a panic at-bat," manager Ned Yost said. "He always stays within himself. He always knows what he wants to do. He had a great eye at the plate, and he gives you a professional at-bat every time."
|Royals claim Kottaras|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(1/25/13) Kansas City claimed recently-waived catcher George Kottaras off waivers from Oakland Friday. The Royals designated infielder Tony Abreu for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. Kottaras was waived just two days after agreeing to a $1 million contract to avoid arbitration.
|Kottaras designated for assignment|
|(1/16/13) The A's designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment on Wednesday, the same day they acquired John Jason from the Mariners. Kottaras avoided arbitration with Oakland on Monday by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/19/13||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Justin Masterson|
|6/21/13||CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Santiago|
|6/22/13||CHW||2:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|6/23/13||CHW||2:10 pm||Dylan Axelrod|
|6/25/13||ATL||8:10 pm||Kris Medlen|
|6/26/13||ATL||8:10 pm||Mike Minor|
|6/27/13||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Samuel Deduno|