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Padres Prospect Interview: George Kottaras

George Kottaras

From Fort Wayne to Greece and back again. While George Kottaras was living a dream as an Olympian, his teammates in the Padres system were in a playoff chase. No offense to his comrades with the Wizards, but Kottaras would not have passed on the opportunity of a lifetime.

"It was one of the best experiences I have ever been a part of," Kottaras in relection. "It was just breathtaking. The people I met and being over there…I can speak Greek so it was great for me to talk to people and communicate with people. It was a great learning experience." George Kottaras, a catcher in the San Diego Padres minor league system, may have been born in Toronto but both his...

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