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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