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Kottaras agreed to a minor league deal with the White Sox on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

The 31-year-old will presumably be invited to attend major league camp for spring training, with a chance to compete for the backup job behind Tyler Flowers. Kottaras played for three different teams last season (Indians, Cardinals, Blue Jays), slashing a combined .233/.351/.533 with three homers and five RBI in 18 games. He's just a .215/.326/.411 career hitter at the major league level.

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Kottaras will become a free agent after being outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo, Sportsnet reports.

Kottaras is arbitration-eligible, so he may end up returning to the Blue Jays. After signing in Toronto in August, he appeared in just four games for the team, and 18 total in the big leagues. With Dioner Navarro and Josh Thole on the team, there does not appear to be a spot on the major league roster for Kottaras.

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The Blue Jays recalled Kottaras from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

Kottaras was called up to provide the Blue Jays with a third catcher on the roster. As a veteran and the third guy on the depth chart, expect his playing time to be sparse.

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Kottaras was signed by the Blue Jays on August 7 and has reported to Triple-A Buffalo where he is 1-for-6 with a walk and four strikeouts so far with the Bisons.

The 31-year-old just hasn't been able to find a permanent home as a pro, as lacklustre defence and a poor batting average (.216 in 718 at-bats in the majors despite a respectable .740 OPS) have contributed to the Canadian bouncing around to five organizations since the end of 2013 and nine in his 12-year career. Kottaras' 1124 career plate appearances at the Triple-A level definitely qualify him as a seasoned veteran, which the Jays' brass are likely hoping will translate to some stability and leadership as the season winds down.

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Cardinals released C George Kottaras.

Kottaras had been designated for assignment over the weekend following the A.J. Pierzynski signing. He cleared waivers and is now free to sign on elsewhere.

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Cardinals designated C George Kottaras for assignment.

The veteran backstop became expendable with Friday's acquisition of A.J. Pierzynski. He appeared in just four games during his brief stay in St. Louis. He shouldn't have much difficulty finding another organization willing to take a shot on him.

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Cardinals claimed C George Kottaras off waivers from the Indians.

The Cards needed some depth at catcher following the Yadier Molina (thumb) injury, and Kottaras makes sense as a stop-gap. The 31-year-old is a career .216/.326/.415 hitter but did slug three homers over 10 games with the Tribe. He figures to share time with Tony Cruz while Molina is out, with Audry Perez heading back to Triple-A Memphis.

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Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that George Kottaras is "of interest" to the Cardinals.

The Cards, of course, are looking for a catcher following Yadier Molina's thumb surgery. Goold notes that Kottaras, who was designated for assignment by the Indians earlier this week, "has done well offensively" and "has a solid reputation in the game and experience at the position." Another catcher who could interest the Cardinals is John Buck, who was also just designated for assignment. They could also consider a trade for Kurt Suzuki. Goold says the club does not have interest in A.J. Pierzynski.

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Indians designated C George Kottaras for assignment.

Kottaras was 6-for-21 (.286) with three home runs in his nearly six-week stay with the Indians. The 31-year-old catcher could draw some interest on waivers.

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George Kottaras went 2-for-4 and hit his third homer in three starts Monday against Rangers.

Kottaras was making just his second appearance since being recalled on May 27. He also played in one game for the Indians in early May while Yan Gomes was out and hit two homers in that one. So, in three games this season, he has three homers and three walks, plus a lone single. Which is pretty good for a guy who has been up for grabs three times since the end of last season. Hopefully, the Indians keep him around as Yan Gomes' backup and just forget about having Carlos Santana catch again.