Birthplace: Whittier, CA
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 205
College: Cal St Fullerton
MLB Debut: 07/11/1997
Kotsay to Boston?
Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff August 26, 2008 08:11 PM
We reported earlier that Mark Kotsay wasn't in the Braves' starting lineup, in possible anticipation of a trade.
According to an ESPN.com report, sources have told ESPN's Peter Gammons and ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney today that the Red Sox are on the verge of acquiring center fielder Kotsay from the Atlanta Braves.
Boston is talking to Kotsay about his limited no-trade clause.
The 12-year veteran is batting .289 with six home runs and 37 RBIs this season. His on-base percentage is .338, compared to .319 for Red Sox center fielder Coco Crisp, who is batting .257.