George Kottaras, C
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The heir to Tim Wakefield's knuckleball duty gets his chance to prove he can tame the pitch. But he gets more than that, too, as the first young catcher on the Sox with any potential since Varitek. Acquired from San Diego in 2006, Kottaras could provide some pop. He was a better, cheaper option than Josh Bard - and this way he can't leave and blossom, a la Kelly Shoppach.
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