Oakland A’s catcher George Kottaras was claimed off waivers by the Royals today.
Kottaras was designated for assignment on Jan. 14 to make room for John Jaso, who was trade to the A’s to be their everyday catcher.
Kottaras was acquired in July of last season from the Milwaukee Brewers, and was the backup to Derek Norris for most of the second half.
He hit .201 with seven home runs and 34 RBI in 60 games, and played in all five postseason games against the Tigers.
The 29-year old catcher has spent six seasons in the major leagues, splitting time with the Red Sox, Brewers,and A’s.