All downhill from here: 8 players likely to decline in second half
JUL 12, 12:47p ET | Baseball Prospectus
Rotowire: Aug 5 / 3:46p ET
News: Kottaras signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on Wednesday and has been added to Triple-A Buffalo's active roster, Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Josh Thole was placed on the 7-day disabled list Tuesday with a hand infection, which led to the Blue Jays adding some catching depth in Kottaras. The 32-year-old Kottaras had been released by the White Sox's Triple-A affiliate earlier in the week after posting a .247 average over 97 minor league at-bats.
Rotowire: Aug 3 / 11:57a ET
News: Kottaras was released from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports.
Impact: The 32-year-old Kottaras was having a tough season in limited action for Triple-A Charlotte. He hit .247 in 97 at-bats, but did have a .403 on-base percentage. His release gives way for Rob Brantly on the roster.