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Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed C GEORGE KOTTARAS to a Minor League contract and assigned him to the Triple-A Columbus roster.

Kottaras, 30, is a six-year Major League veteran catcher who debuted with Terry Francona's Boston Red Sox in 2008. He owns a career Major League on-base percentage of .324 with 28 home runs and 96 RBI in 295 games with Boston, Milwaukee, Oakland and Kansas City. He was traded by Kansas City to the Chicago Cubs this past off-season and was recently released after appearing in 12 exhibition games with the Cubs.

The Markham, Ontario native began his professional career in 2002 after being selected in the 20th round of the First-Year Player Draft by the San Diego Padres out of Connors State College (OK).  He was a member of the Greek national baseball team entry in the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens, Greece.

Year

Team

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

OPS

2008

Boston Red Sox

.200

3

5

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.200

.400

.600

2009

Boston Red Sox

.237

45

93

15

22

11

0

1

10

11

25

0

0

.308

.387

.695

2010

Milwaukee Brewers

.203

67

212

24

43

12

1

9

26

33

44

2

0

.305

.396

.701

2011

Milwaukee Brewers

.252

49

111

15

28

6

1

5

17

10

26

0

1

.311

.459

.770

2012

Milwaukee Brewers

.209

58

86

10

18

4

0

3

12

29

24

0

0

.409

.360

.769

 

Oakland Athletics

.212

27

85

10

18

2

1

6

19

8

24

0

0

.280

.471

.751

2013

Kansas City Royals

.180

46

100

13

18

4

0

5

12

24

42

1

0

.349

.370

.719

 

Minor League Totals

.273

584

2043

306

557

142

5

70

310

319

474

4

5

.370

.450

.820

 

Major League Totals

.214

295

692

88

148

40

3

29

96

115

187

3

1

.324

.406

.730

 

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed RHP MARK LOWE to a Minor League contract and assigned him to the Triple-A Columbus roster.

Lowe, 30, owns a career Major League record of 8-20 with 5 saves and a 4.17ERA in 264 relief appearances with Seattle, Texas and the LA Angels after debuting with the Mariners in 2006 (274.1IP, 273H, 127ER, 124BB, 236K, .259AVG).  The Sugar Land, TX native was Seattle's 5th round pick in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Texas-Arlington.

Lowe, who was a member of the 2013 LA Angels Opening Day roster, was a non-roster invitee with the Tamp Bay Rays this spring, going 1-0 with a 0.87ERA in 7 outings (10.1IP, 11H, 4R/1ER, 1BB, 12K) before requesting his release on March 26.

Year

Team

W

L

ERA

G

GS

SV

SVO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

WP

BK

AVG

2006

Seattle Mariners

1

0

1.93

15

0

0

0

18.2

12

4

4

1

2

9

20

1

0

.190

2007

Seattle Mariners

0

0

6.75

4

0

0

0

2.2

2

2

2

1

0

3

3

0

0

.200

2008

Seattle Mariners

1

5

5.37

57

0

1

5

63.2

78

44

38

6

4

34

55

2

0

.301

2009

Seattle Mariners

2

7

3.26

75

0

3

13

80.0

71

39

29

7

0

29

69

4

0

.232

2010

Seattle Mariners

1

3

3.48

11

0

0

0

10.1

11

5

4

1

0

5

7

1

0

.282

2010

Texas Rangers

0

0

12.00

3

0

0

0

3.0

7

4

4

1

0

1

5

0

0

.467

2011

Texas Rangers

2

3

3.80

52

0

1

3

45.0

46

26

19

6

0

19

42

3

0

.263

2012

Texas Rangers

0

2

3.43

36

0

0

0

39.1

35

15

15

5

0

13

28

4

2

.240

2013

Inland Empire 66ers

0

0

1.80

3

0

1

1

5.0

1

1

1

0

0

0

6

1

0

.059

 

Los Angeles Angels

1

0

9.26

11

0

0

0

11.2

11

12

12

1

0

11

7

2

0

.256

 

Syracuse Chiefs

3

1

3.14

24

0

1

4

28.2

31

11

10

3

0

10

37

0

0

.272

 

Minor League Totals

12

12

4.26

113

32

15

15

247.0

234

132

117

23

16

98

242

9

2

.245

 

Major League Totals

8

20

4.17

264

0

5

21

274.1

273

151

127

29

6

124

236

17

2

.259