George Kottaras shipped to A's

Updated: July 29, 2012, 7:08 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- The Oakland Athletics obtained catcher George Kottaras from the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday in a trade for minor league reliever Fautino De Los Santos.

The deal was announced shortly before the Athletics faced the Orioles in the finale of a three-game series. The 29-year-old Kottaras will join the A's in Oakland on Monday.

Kottaras hit .209 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 58 games with Milwaukee this season. The left-handed hitter was designated for assignment on Thursday ...

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