Boston Herald's Sean McAdam is reporting that the Red Sox and Mark Kotsay have agreed to a 1 year $1.5 million deal. The Sox claimed Kotsay off waivers from the Braves last season after their July 31st trade deadline.
Kotsay only batted .226 with 12 RBI in 22 regular season games, however he he showed his versatility in the playoffs playing first base after Kevin Youkilis moved over to third due to Mike Lowell's injury.
If you've been keeping up with the blog you know I've been hoping that Theo would bring back Kotsay as he can play all 3 outfield positions and first base. It was rumored that Kotsay was looking for a starting job somewhere, however with the health questions surround Mike Lowell, JD Drew, and Rocco Baldelli, Kotsay could see significant playing time, if not starting once or twice a week.