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Aug 13, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals catcher George Kottaras (26) returns to home plate after tagging a batter out on a dropped third strike in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

George Kottaras signs with Indians

Most players who use their opt-outs from minor-league deals end up signing minor-league deals with other clubs.

George Kottaras is one of those players. The catcher has signed a minor-league contract with the Cleveland Indians, according to Chris Cotillo. If Kottaras makes the Major League team, he will make $950,000, but he has an April 30th opt-out clause if he’s not on the roster by then.

Kottaras has spent 6 years in the Majors, primarily as a backup catcher for the Red Sox, Brewers, Athletics, and most recently, the Royals. Last season with Kansas City, he played in 46 games and hit .180/.349/.370 with 5 homers. The Indians currently have Yan Gomes and Carlos Santana as catchers on their 25-man roster.

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