ERIK KRATZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Phillies catcher Erik Kratz signs with the San Diego Padres

Embed from Getty Images The Phillies had a brief reunion with fan favorite Erik Kratz. The catcher signed with the Phillies in July and had a September call-up with the team. Kratz is moving on to another organization in 2016 after spending 2015 in four different Major League organizations. According...
Via Philliedelphia
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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
September 01, 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

Kratz, Vargas Lead Royals Over Twins 6-4

The Kansas City Royals just keep on winning. On July 21st, Kansas City had an unimpressive record of 48-50. Fast forward three weeks, and the Kansas City Royals are 69-55, and now have a two game lead over the Detroit Tigers for the American Central lead. Trevor May cruised through four innings, but hit a wall in the fifth inning. May allowed three walks in the inning, and all of...
Via Royals Blue
August 19, 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

Phils trade C Kratz to Blue Jays for RHP Lincoln

The Philadelphia Phillies traded catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for righty Brad Lincoln on Tuesday night. Lincoln will compete for a spot in Philadelphia's bullpen. He was 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA in 22 games for Toronto in 2013. He had 25 strikeouts in 31 2-3 innings and pitched more than one inning in 13 of his 22 relief appearances. The 28...
Via Associated Press
December 03, 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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