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Your Backup Catcher is......George Kottaras

George Kottaras wins the battle royale over Brett Hayes. Sanity prevails.


An entire nation sat enraptured by the epic contest being waged between two veteran catchers in Royals camp. Some were on Team Kottaras. Others were on Team Hayes. Two men entered Surprise, Arizona. Only one will depart.

Hat tip to HarryL, our eye in the sky.

So that's that. Hayes has already cleared waivers and has 24 hours to decide if he wants to report to Omaha.

Yost said the two were even the entire spring, but he wanted a left-handed bat off the bench. Although there were concerns about Kottaras' defense when he was acquired, there were some accounts that the team thought his defense was just fine.

The 29 year old Kottaras hit .211./351/.415 in 209 plate appearances for the Brewers and last season.

The Royals roster is now complete. It features:

C Sal Perez

1B Eric Hosmer

2B Chris Getz

3B Mike Moustakas

SS Alcides Escobar

LF Alex Gordon

CF Lorenzo Cain

RF Jeff Francoeur

EDIT: Oh yea, Billy Butler.

Bench: C George Kottaras, IF Elliot Johnson, IF Miguel Tejada, OF Jarrod Dyson

SP James Shields

SP Jeremy Guthrie

SP Ervin Santana

SP Wade Davis

SP Luis Mendoza

RP Luke Hochevar

RP Bruce Chen

RP JC Gutierrez

RP Tim Collins

RP Aaron Crow

RP Kelvin Herrera

RP Greg Holland

Come to play.