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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

John Farrell: David Ortiz ‘Day To Day’ After Tweaking Back Against Blue Jays

A frustrating Thursday afternoon for the Boston Red Sox got a whole lot worse in the final inning. David Ortiz was forced to exit the game with two outs in the top of the ninth after checking his swing on a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays reliever Rob Rasmussen. Jonny Gomes entered mid-at-bat and flied out to left field to close out an 8-0 loss for the Red Sox. Red Sox manager John...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies make solid buy low acquisition with Brad Lincoln

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Phillies did something that blew my mind: they acquired a player that may improve their team a good bit in 2014, and gave up next to nothing to get him. Ruben Amaro's club acquired reliever Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for backup catcher Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen, who didn't throw a pitcher as a member of the Phillies organization...
Via The Outside Corner
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

More Mediocrity for the Phils in this Yawner of an Off-Season

Does this guy have a place in Philly now? Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. In case you missed it in the glow of the Sixers double-OT, MCW triple-double performance of a win, the Phillies were active last night. The game changer moves? The Phillies sent Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen...
Via Philliedelphia
December 04, 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

Phillies Acquire RHP Brad Lincoln From Toronto

In a trade that sends catcher Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen to Toronto, the Phillies have acquired pitcher Brad Lincoln. Lincoln has spent most of his career in Pittsburgh but was traded to Toronto in 2012. He split time between Toronto and Triple-A Buffalo last season putting up great numbers...
Via Philliedelphia
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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