Athletics, George Kottaras avoid arbitration with one-year deal

Athletics, George Kottaras avoid arbitration with one-year deal
January 14, 2013, 7:06 pm
The Athletics announced late this afternoon that they have avoided arbitration with catcher George Kottaras by agreeing to a one-year contract. Terms aren’t yet available. Kottaras was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The 29-year-old earned $700,000 last season while hitting .211/.351/.415 with nine home runs, 31 RBI and a .766 OPS over 85…