Erik Kratz

#28 C / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 240 lb Age: 35 College: Eastern Mennonite University Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Padres' Erik Kratz: Signs with the Padres

      Kratz signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Friday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Kratz spent time with four different clubs last season, but struggled to catch on anywhere as he hit a combined .256 in the minors with a slash line of .192/.214/.269 in 16 major league games in 2015. At 35 years old, he'll serve as organizational depth behind the plate for the Padres.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Erik Kratz: Elects free agency

      Kratz has elected free agency. Kratz was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster earlier this week. He will be looking for a minor league deal this offseason.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Phillies recall C Erik Kratz and two pitchers on Tuesday

      The Phillies added three players to their active roster with Tuesday's roster expansion. Right-handers Dalier Hinojosa and Colton Murray , along with catcher Erik Kratz , were recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Catcher Erik Kratz joins Phillies on a minor league deal

      The Phillies have signed catcher Erik Kratz to a minor league contract. Kratz, a veteran backstop, was released by the Mariners on Wednesday after appearing in 10 games for Triple-A Tacoma. Kratz will report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The Phillies represent the fourth organization the Kratz has been with this season, having gone from the Royals to the Red Sox, prior to joining the Mariners.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Mariners release Triple-A catcher Erik Kratz

      The Mariners cut ties with veteran catcher Erik Kratz, releasing him from Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, per the Seattle Times. Kratz, who was an option to replace backup Jesus Sucre, was on a two-week contract with the Rainiers. He hit .205 in 10 games. Kratz was released by the Red Sox in June.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Mariners sign C Erik Kratz to minors deal

      The Mariners have signed veteran catcher Erik Kratz to a minor league deal, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Kratz became a free agent on Monday after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox on June 25. Kratz will provide catching depth to a team that already has Mike Zunino and Jesus Sucre on the big-league roster.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Former Red Sox C Erik Kratz chooses free agency

      Veteran catcher Erik Kratz has opted for free agency after clearing waivers, the Providence Journal has reported. He had been outrighted by the Red Sox off their 40-man roster. Kratz has played for five different teams since 2010, but has never garnered more than 197 at-bats in a season. He is hitless in four tries this year with Kansas City and Boston.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Red Sox DFA catcher Erik Kratz

      The Red Sox designated catcher Erik Kratz for assignment Thursday, reports The Boston Globe. Kratz was 0 for 4 in four games this season. The 35-year-old Kratz was recently claimed off waivers by the Red Sox.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Red Sox demote P Steven Wright, add C Erik Kratz to roster

      The Red Sox have optioned knuckleballer Steven Wright to the minors and placed catcher Erik Kratz on the roster, the Boston Globe has reported. Wright performed decently as a sometimes-starter, but pitched exclusively out of the bullpen recently. He allowed five runs in his last 3 2/3 innings to motivate the demotion. The 35-year-old Kratz earned just four at-bats with Kansas City earlier in the year before being waived, then signed by the Red Sox.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Red Sox claim Erik Kratz off waivers

      The Red Sox claimed catcher Erik Kratz off waivers, the team announced on Sunday. Kratz was designated for assignment by Kansas City on June 11, which put him on waivers. Kratz was hitless in four at bats for the Royals and was hitting .214 at Triple-A.

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