Brewers working on Kottaras deal

FoxSports.com is reporting a nifty pair of moves that allow the Brewers to give catcher George Kottaras a big-league job without losing all of their catching depth.

Kottaras, designated for assignment on Thursday, was close to being traded to the A’s, according to the website. And the Brewers signed another experienced catcher, Humberto Quintero, to a Minor League deal.

We just spoke briefly in the clubhouse with Kottaras, who said he was informed something was in the works but had not been finalized. A Brewers front official confirmed that the deal was not done yet.

So, stay tuned. Kottaras, a big-time fitness buff, was going to have one last workout at Miller Park while awaiting word on his destination. If he is indeed traded, it’s a nice move by Brewers general manager Doug Melvin took keep an established player in the big leagues.

Qunitero is 32 and a veteran of 10 Major League seasons with the Padres, Astros and Royals. He batted .232 in 43 games with Kansas City this season before that team released him before the All-Star break. He would provide some experienced catching depth in the wake of Kottaras’ departure.

*

Follow me on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 78 other followers

%d bloggers like this: