Kotchman headed to Indians
UPDATE, 7:37: Kotchman was pleased to have a deal done. "Like I've always said, it's a privilege to put on a major-league uniform and I'm appreciative for the opportunity to be able to go to Cleveland and play for the Tribe,'' Kotchman told the Times.
BREAKING: 1B Casey Kotchman has found a new home, agreeing to terms with the Indians.
Kotchman, the St. Petersburg native and Seminole High product, played last season for the Rays, signing a minor-league contract then joining the team in April and compiling an impressive season, hitting .306 with 10 homers and 48 RBIs.
Kotchman's deal with the Indians is for one year for $3-million with some incentives. He played for a $750,000 salary last season with the Rays.