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ERIK KRATZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

Kratz goes yard twice for Royals after knee discomfort sidelines Perez

MINNEAPOLIS -- The joy from taking three out of four games from Minnesota and winning their eighth straight series was tainted a bit for the Royals over concern for their All-Star catcher, Sal Perez. Perez left Monday's game -- a 6-4 win by the Royals -- because of discomfort in his right knee. Manager Ned Yost said afterward that Perez injured his patellar tendon as he came to a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Phillies Catcher, Erik Kratz, Joins Twitter

Today seems like a great day for a first tweet. Why not!? pic.twitter.com/xunuGo0lbe — Erik Kratz (@ErikKratz31) March 31, 2014 That's right, former Phillies' backup catcher from 2011 through 2013 has joined Twitter. Kratz joins Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) as recently departing Phillies that have joined the well-utilized social media website....
Via Philliedelphia
March 31, 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....
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 AP on Fox
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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