White Sox sign George Kottaras

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In search of some depth behind the plate, the White Sox have signed veteran catcher George Kottaras to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.

He’ll compete for a roster spot with Tyler Flowers, Rob Brantly, and Adrian Neito, so there’s definitely an opportunity for the 32-year-old journeyman to stick in Chicago.

Kottaras hits for poor batting averages and struggles to throw out runners, which is why he’s bounced around so much, but he has solid power and draws lots of walks on the way to a career .737 OPS that’s above average for the position.

Diamondbacks extend Torey Lovullo’s contract through 2024 season

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PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks extended manager Torey Lovullo’s contract through the 2024 season.

The deal is the third straight one-year extension for the longest-tenured manager in team history.

Lovullo is 446-483 in seven seasons, with one playoff appearance.

Lovullo led the Diamondbacks to the 2017 National League division series his first season and a winning record the next two. Arizona general manager Mike Hazen stuck with Lovullo after an injury-filled 110-loss season in 2021 and the Diamondbacks have enjoyed a resurgence this year.

The Diamondbacks enter against Atlanta 35-24, tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the NL.