Found June 09, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
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.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Phillies already depleted roster suffered another blow tonight when they lost their backup catcher to an injury of his own. Erik Kratz played all nine innings but according to The Delaware News Journal's Chris Branch, "felt a pop" and was unable to walk down the steps to the dugout....
Rupp gets the call to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Photo by: Jay Floyd
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A young Milwaukee Brewers fan put on a nice demonstration of hospitality by sharing one of his Twizzlers with Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee during Friday night's game at Miller Park.
Lee was warming up in the on-deck circle for one of his at-bats when the young Brewers fan in the second row offered him a Twizzler, which Lee...
You knew this was going to happen. Last week everyone was
talking about the Philadelphia Phillies selling off their veteran assets with
an eye to the future. Now, after a winning streak – five consecutive wins
against the cellar-dwelling Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers – there is once
again talk that the Phillies could look to add to their veteran-laden roster
Philadelphia Phillies (31-31) vs Milwaukee Brewers (23-37)
Kyle Kendrick (6-3, 3.12) vs Tom Gorzelanny (1-0, 2.01)
TIME: 7:15 CT, Miller Park
Weather: 63, some clouds
Media: Twitter and Facebook
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