The Milwaukee Brewers, who are likely busy fielding calls for most of the players on their roster, including Zack Greinke, made a few roster moves today, activating catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Disabled List, while designating catcher George Kottaras for assignment.
Lucroy, who has been out since May 28th with a hand injury, has played in 43 games this season, hitting five home runs and posting a .969 OPS. Kottaras, the former personal catcher for Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, has played three seasons in Milwaukee. This season he has appeared in 58 games with a .209/.409/.360 line with three home runs. Martin Maldonado, who has been a nice surprise for the Brewers this year with his .275/.319/.399 line will return to the backup role in Milwaukee.
If the designation of Kottaras isn’t already a precursor to him being traded, the New York Mets, Washington Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays, are all in need of catching help, and may be calling GM Doug Melvin about his availability.