Good for Boomer, he's where he wants to be now. It's too bad we paid him all year and now that he's finally healthy SD gets him...but what are you going to do..
As for this Kottaras guy, the article I read said
Kottaras, 23, is 6 feet, 190 pounds, and considered an average receiver and a patient hitter, which fits into the Sox philosophy. Scouts are torn on his readiness for the majors, however, some feeling he needs to toughen up and learn to call a game. A Canadian, he didn't play baseball until he was 15 and played mostly fast-pitch softball until then because his high school only had softball.
Kottaras hit .277 with 7 homers and 33 RBIs at Double A Mobile with a .394 on-base percentage before joining the Triple A Beavers. Through Wednesday, he was hitting .224 with 2 homers and 15 RBIs in 107 at-bats.