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ERIK KRATZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kratz, Hinojosa, Murray Activated in Roster Expansion

The Phillies rosters have expanded and it may not be what you were expecting. Among the call ups is our old friend, Erik Kratz, who has been hitting strongly in Triple-A.  Kratz has played 26 games for Lehigh Valley, batting .312 with 24 hits, which includes 8 doubles, 1 triple, and 3 home runs and 15 RBIs. Also called up is another familiar face, Dalier Hinojosa, who pitched 3...
Via Phillies Nation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies recall trio of players from Triple-A Lehigh Valley

With rosters expanding today, the Phillies made three minor additions to their big league club. Right-handers Dalier Hinojosa and Colton Murray along with catcher Erik Kratz will head to New York to join the Phillies as they continue their series against the Mets. Hinojisa, 29, had a short stint with...
Via Philliedelphia
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Source: Braves, Mariners interested in Erik Kratz

The Seattle Mariners and Atlanta Braves are among the roughly 10 teams interested in signing free agent catcher Erik Kratz, a source said. Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Kratz has “lots of offers” on the table and that a decision will come sometime tomorrow. As Cotillo noted, Kratz is searching for a major-league deal and with many teams interested in his services...
Via Baseball Essential
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Claim Veteran Catcher Erik Kratz Off Waivers From Royals

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox added catching depth Sunday in the wake of Blake Swihart suffering an injury in Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The Red Sox claimed veteran catcher Erik Kratz off waivers from the Royals. Kratz was designated for assignment June 11 following a stint on the 15-day disabled...
Via NESN.com
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Erik Kratz "Never Thought" Phillies Would Trade Him; Happy To Be In World Series

The Phillies were looking for pitching depth in the 2014 offseason. The team felt that they could get it in the form of right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln. So, the Phillies shipped their backup catcher Erik Kratz and prospect Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Kratz. While...
Via Philliedelphia
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Thole's knuckleball mitt beats out Kratz's bat

The Toronto Blue Jays made their decision on a backup catcher yesterday when they kept Josh Thole and sent Erik Kratz to the minors. From the outside looking it, it appears that Thole's one skill set determined the outcome--his experience with R.A. Dickey.I should say in advance that I was rooting for Erik Kratz. So anything I write on this subject could be prejudicial. I admit...
Via The Flagrant Fan
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite Trade, Former Phillie Erik Kratz Attends Phillies Phancation

Photo Courtesy: Domonic Brown's Facebook The Phillies are, once again, hosting the Phillies Phancation where fans get to take a week (or four day) long trip with people associated with the team. This year's trip was at a resort in Mexico after several years as a cruise. Players, both former...
Via Philliedelphia
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Fans Will Miss Catcher Erik Kratz, One Of Baseball's Good Guys

Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose Phillies fans seemed to mind losing someone who had become one of their favorite players these last two seasons: backup catcher Erik Kratz. In fact, a fan poll on Philly.com today showed that the fans really do miss Kratz, though the numbers might indicate that that he...
Via Philliedelphia
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Acquire RH Lincoln from Toronto for Kratz

Amid the flurry of moves throughout the major leagues today, the Phillies got involved by acquiring Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays for Erik Kratz and lefty Rob Rasmussen. Lincoln, 28, had a 3.98 ERA in 22 appearances with the Jays last season. He doesn’t strike many guys out, averaging 7.1-per-nine in 2013, and struggled after being dealt to Toronto from Pittsburgh in...
Via Phillies Nation
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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