The Philadelphia Phillies have placed catcher Erik Kratz on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury,. It happened when Kratz was running out a ground ball in last night's Phillies loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
As reported by the CSNPhilly.com staff,
"His [left] knee popped,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said after the game. "It didn’t look good. We’ll get it looked at. He said when he was running he felt something pop. It was hurting him.”
Humberto Quintero will likely be the starter until Kratz and Carlos Ruiz return from the disabled list. Catcher Steven Lerud has been recalled from Triple A Lehigh Valley to replace Kratz.
In 2012, Erik Kratz batted .248 with 9 home runs in 141 at bats. This season he has very similar numbers, batting .229 with 8 home runs in 140 at bats.