Thursday, March 19, 2009
A Gain, a Release, and a Backup
The Red Sox have been going through catchers like nobody's business. First Varitek's contract expired at the end of the '08 season. Then they signed Josh Bard, and resigned Varitek. So now they have resigned Varitek, released Josh Bard, and called up George Kottaras. Kottaras will also do the job of catching Wakefield's knucklers. He will also back up Jason Varitek who is a great catcher but is getting older and will need a day off from time to time. Kottaras spent most of last year on AAA Pawtucket, then got called up to the MLB. I'm excited to see how he does in the new season!