KANSAS CITY, MO (November 26, 2013) - The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has traded catcher George Kottaras to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations. Kottaras was designated for assignment on November 22.
Kottaras, 30, played in 46 games for the Royals last season, making 29 starts behind the plate. The left-handed hitting catcher batted .180 with five homers and 12 RBI. He also drew 24 walks, which led the Major Leagues among players with 150 or fewer plate appearances. His .349 on-base percentage ranked sixth among American League backstops that played at least 40 games.