General Manager Theo Epstein says that the backup job "is George Kottaras's to lose."Mike McDermott, ProJo:
Kottaras said yesterday that he hoped that session [catching Tim Wakefield's knuckleball last week] gave the team the confidence to trust him as the backup.
"I was proud of the way that I caught it," Kottaras said. "I got my opportunity, and hopefully they can go based on that.
Kottaras is hitting .286 with one home run and two RBI in 14 spring at-bats.