// George Kottaras

Red Sox Hot Stove: Two Bags, A Plate, and a Designated Hitter

When Theo Epstein and company make their way to the General Manager and Winter Meetings, in addition to a reunion with new Padres GM Jed Hoyer, they will be pondering the Red Sox 2010 merry-go-round at first base, third base, catcher and designated hitter. Boston heads into the off-season with Kevin Youkilis, Mike Lowell, Casey […]

Martinez Pinch Hit Lifts Sox Over O’s

The Red Sox got out to an early lead in the first inning, when Jason Bay had a two-out single to left, which scored Jacoby Ellbsury and Kevin Youkilis. The Orioles answered back with a run of their own in the second when Cesar Izturis grounded into a double play. Boston added a run in the […]

Tazawa Among Red Sox September Call-Ups

The Red Sox called up five players from the minor leagues Tuesday, the first day that rosters expand. Junichi Tazawa, George Kottaras, Chris Woodward, Brian Anderson, and Joey Gathright will be joining the Red Sox for the September stretch run. Junichi Tazawa, SP Tazawa was sent down to Single-A just to make room for Paul […]

Victor Martinez Joins the Sox, Jerry Remy Cancer-Free

Here’s a weekly a column taking a look at the top five sports events this past week that left us all asking the question “Did that just happen?” In no particular order… Red Sox trade for Victor Martinez, get rid of Adam LaRoche Almost as soon as the Red Sox acquired first basemen Adam LaRoche, […]

With Victor Martinez, What Happens Next?

With the addition of Victor Martinez to the Red Sox, the team now has plenty of options. Martinez has the capability to be a complete utility man for the Sox: he can play first base, he can catch, and he can be the DH – he’s already proven he can hit. In only his second […]

Epstein Does it Again, Acquires Martinez in Exciting Week

The Red Sox only finished this past week going 3-3, but still managed to have quite a deal of excitement thanks to Theo Epstein and his great work once again at the trade deadline. The Sox did not manage to get Roy Halladay, but did wind up with two strong new bats to help give […]

George Kottaras Placed on 15-Day DL

Red Sox backup catcher George Kottaras was placed on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms, making room for new 1B/C Victor Martinez. Kottaras had been playing with the injury for about a month, but said he was ready for whatever Terry Francona needed. “It’s just something I’ve been dealing with the last month or […]

Wakefield’s All-Star Nod Highlights Past Week

Welcome to the first installment of The Starting Nine. This column will take a look back at the past week for the Red Sox, and I will make nine comments, opinions, observation, etc. that stuck out to me throughout the week. This past week saw the Sox finish up inter-league play with Atlanta, a three […]

Six Wild Pitches Doom Red Sox

The Red Sox tied a modern major league record Wednesday night against the Twins. It sounds glamorous, I know, but if you didn’t happen to catch the game, allow me to describe the feat. The Sox tossed six wild pitches for the game, and had catcher George Kottaras in the dirt all night. You’d think […]

Wakefield Flirts With No-Hitter, Sox Win 8-2

Tim Wakefield took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Wednesday afternoon, but the 42-year-old knuckleballer was not able to make history. He did however earn the complete game victory when the Sox needed most in an 8-2 win. He would’ve been the second-oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter next to Nolan […]