Erik Kratz

C / Houston Astros / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Angels' Erik Kratz: Signs minor league deal with Angels

      Kratz signed a minor league deal with the Angels on Thursday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Kratz was previously released by the Astros in mid-May but will now join the Angels minor league system. He hit a measly .069/.100/.103 in 15 games with Houston and will hope a change of scenery proves beneficial.

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      Erik Kratz: Released to make room for Gattis

      Kratz was released by the Astros on Sunday. Evan Gattis is ready to rejoin the Astros after spending some time in the minors to work on his defense behind the plate. Gattis and Jason Castro will now split the workload, leaving Kratz without a spot on the roster.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Astros' Erik Kratz: Makes first big league pitching appearance in blowout loss Tuesday

      Kratz, 35, made his first big league pitching appearance during Tuesday's 11-1 blowout loss to Seattle, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits during his lone inning of relief. Short on relievers coming into the game, the Astros were able to save their bullpen some work and use Kratz in relief when the game was out of reach in the eighth inning. The backup catcher threw 17 of his 27 pitches for strikes and even mixed in a few knuckleballs during his relief appearance.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Astros' Erik Kratz: Records first hit of the season Monday

      Kratz went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts before he was removed for a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning during Monday's loss to Seattle. Kratz reached on a bunt single to third in the fifth inning for his first hit of the season in 17 at-bats. The veteran's time in Houston may soon be coming to an end, however, as Max Stassi (wrist) is scheduled to return in May and Evan Gattis will return to action behind the plate in the coming days.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Astros' Erik Kratz: Will start Thursday

      Kratz is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees. Kratz was acquired from the Padres in late March and will now make his first start at catcher for the Astros in order to give regular starter Jason Castro a day off. The 35-year-old will hit eigth and owns just a .217 career batting average making his fantasy value slim to none.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Astros' Erik Kratz: Traded to Houston

      Kratz has been traded to Houston for Dan Straily, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Katz spent the 2015 season bouncing between the minors and major leagues, playing for multiple teams. At 35-years-old, holding a career .218 average in the majors, the catcher will likely serve as organizational depth for Houston during the 2016 season.

    • 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.