The Cleveland Indians added veteran depth in the organization just before Opening Day by signing relief pitcher Mark Lowe and catcher George Kottaras.
Kottaras has also played a couple of games at third and first base, but is primarily a catcher. It remains to be seen how much Terry Francona will use Carlos Santana to spell the recently extended Yan Gomes at catcher. Kottaras had a relatively uneventful spring with the Chicago Cubs and did not make the roster.
He does however, have an awesome dog.
— George Kottaras (@GeorgeKottaras) February 27, 2014
Lowe threw 10+ innings for the Tampa Rays this spring and gave up a single run. He had a brutal 2013 for the Angels. Chalk this up to the Indians throwing as many arms on the pile as possible, hoping that they catch lightning in a bottle with a couple.
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