Portland Beavers


Next: Portland (41-49) returns from the Triple-A All-Star break to play a four-game homestand against Tacoma. Games are 7 tonight, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at PGE Park. Including that series, the Beavers have 25 home games remaining, along with 29 away games. The season runs through Sept. 4. The home finale is Aug. 27.

Notes: New catcher George Kottaras, 23, has hit .291 with 33 home runs and 168 RBIs in 318 games over the past four seasons. He has been promoted from Class AA Mobile (Ala.), and replaces Jason Hill, 29, who was waived.