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January 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Casey Kotchman to take physical tomorrow in Seattle

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Just a further upate on what’s going on with the Casey Kotchman deal. He’s got a 7 a.m. flight out of Tampa, Fla. tomorrow and will be in Seattle by the afternoon for his physical ahead of this trade.
I spoke to a source a short while ago, who told me Kotchman has a 5 a.m. wakeup planned in Florida tomorrow and is apparently quite excited about coming here. He’s hitting .303 with a .354 on-base percentage at Safeco Field in 76 career at-bats, for what that’s worth.
Don’t forget, he’ll have at least one stopover involved. Usually, it’s either Tampa-Atlanta-Seattle on Delta, or Tampa-Houston-Seattle on Continental, so that’s a fair bit of distance to cover.
Throw in the fact that Adrian Beltre won’t take his physical until Thursday in Boston — officially completing his signing with Boston — and this deal will not be officially announced until Thursday or Friday. But put it this way: in the old days, you wouldn’t have heard about this deal until three days from now.
Now, we’re down to giving you Kotchman’s flight plans. We try.
As for who the minor leaguer is…I don’t know yet. But who cares? He won’t be a top prospect, as I’ve already told you.
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