If Kottaras is not on the 40-man roster, he doesn't have to clear waivers. And I doubt he's on the 40-man, seeing as he was just called up to AAA.
I wouldn't be surprised if the deal was for a PTBNL, but I bet the Sox got better offers than cash.
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