January 25, 2013 6:12 PM

Royals claim A’s catcher Kottaras on waivers

The Royals bolstered their catching ranks Friday by claiming George Kottaras on waivers from the Oakland A’s. In 85 games with the Brewers and A’s last season, Kottaras had a .351 on-base percentage with 37 walks. Acquired by the A’s on July 29, he hit six homers for Oakland in 27 games.

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