Toronto Blue Jays recalled Erik Kratz from Buffalo Bisons. Copyright © 2020 Minor League Baseball.Minor League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are the property of Minor League Baseball. Find out more. Although he had little experience in full season ball, the Jays moved Kratz up to AA. He hit very well and threw out 30% of base stealers. Haus 1, Raum 1.1042 The Royals designated him for assignment in June and Boston claimed him off waivers. He said he was on the phantom disabled list with imaginary shin injuries so that the Jays didn't need to keep him active. On May 16th, he was sent to the Tampa Bay Rays in return for future considerations. He never played for the Red Sox, as they immediately designated him for assignment and he refused. 06123 793296 . Born: The Blue Jays sent Kratz to the Pioneer League, where he hit just decently with very bad plate discipline. The rest of the year was spent with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs where he hit a solid .288 with 19 doubles and 15 homers. an der Freien Universität Berlin mit einer Arbeit zum Thema „Die fahrlässige Mittäterschaft. On December 3rd, he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays along with P Rob Rasmussen in return for P Brad Lincoln; the Blue Jays had just non-tendered their starting catcher, J.P. Arencibia, the day before, and were looking to add some depth at the position. Kratz hit .273/.337/.470 for the 2009 Indians with 30 doubles and 11 home runs in 309 AB. Kansas City Royals activated C Erik Kratz from the 15-day disabled list. Cleveland Indians traded C Erik Kratz to New York Yankees for cash. Erik Kratz brought to tears talking about helping young Hispanic pitchers. 2016 AAA: 167/167/250, 12 AB, 1 2B, 1 K Join our linker program. C Erik Kratz assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. In 2012, he hit .266 in 37 games for the IronPigs before getting the call to Philadelphia. Toronto Blue Jays traded RHP Brad Lincoln to Philadelphia Phillies for C Erik Kratz and LHP Rob Rasmussen. Dadurch stehen Ihnen wesentliche Funktionen der Webseite nicht zur Verfügung. This time, Kratz signed with the Phillies, who called him up from AAA at the beginning of September. Kratz became a free agent and signed with the Philadelphia Phillies before the 2011 season, but only played two games in the majors that year, going 2 for 6. Full name is Erik Floyd Kratz… he and his wife, Sarah, have three children, Brayden, Ethan and Avery Grace… played for the Major League All-Star team in its 2014 Tour of Japan… is a 1998 graduate of Christopher Dock High School (Pa.)… earned a degree in business administration from Eastern Mennonite University (Va.), where he hit .415 with 33HR … Kratz went to spring training with the Brewers in 2019, even though it was clear that, barring injury, he had no chance of making the team, the Brewers having signed Yasmani Grandal as a free agent during the off-season, with Pina still around to be his back-up. Ironically, he was to spell former Brewers teammate Vogt as the back-up to Buster Posey, as a shoulder injury was keeping Vogt from making the team, and the other prospective backup, fellow career journeyman Rene Rivera, had just been released. Do you have a sports website? (33-27, 2nd place in AL East), Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Monday, October 19, 12:55AM. Kratz hit for good power in the majors. He made his debut on July 17th, going 2 for 5 with an RBI against the Houston Astros. Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent C Erik Kratz to a minor league contract. AA: 245/347/500, 102 AB, 5 2B, 7 HR, 13 BB, 26 K, 2-2 SB Left foot injury. Philadelphia Phillies placed C Erik Kratz on the 15-day disabled list. He was expected to be a backup for Ryan Doumit for the balance of the season, replacing Jason Jaramillo, but Doumit was injured with a concussion a few days after his call-up, handing Kratz the starting job. All rights reserved. They assigned him to the AAA Indianapolis Indians and gave him a regular role, especially after Robinzon Diaz was traded. 2013 Kansas City Royals placed C Erik Kratz on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 4, 2015. Erik Kratz roster status changed by Philadelphia Phillies. New York Yankees selected the contract of C Erik Kratz from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent C Erik Kratz to a minor league contract. Hinojosa. The Pirates acquired Kratz when Francisco Cervelli had hamate surgery. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Week in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. High School: Christopher Dock HS (Lansdale, PA), School: Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA), Debut: On April 26, Kratz pitched a scoreless inning for Indianapolis and it was not in a blowout - in the bottom of the 15th inning, he entered with a 7-6 lead over the Louisville Bats with the Indians out of pitchers. Philadelphia Phillies sent Erik Kratz outright to Lehigh Valley IronPigs. 0163 5810284. New York Yankees reassigned C Erik Kratz to the minor leagues. C Erik Kratz transferred to Tigres del Licey from Aguilas Cibaenas. AAA (KC): 214/274/464, 56 AB, 2 2B, 4 HR, 5 BB, 9 K 2002 • A look at the injuries for Erik Kratz, and the financial implications. 2015 Kratz signed with the Angels, who sent him to AAA. Hinojosa. C Erik Kratz assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas. Position: Catcher Bats: Right • Throws: Right 6-4, 250lb (193cm, 113kg) . His plate discipline improved markedly and more power came with it, but he was old for the level. Pittsburgh Pirates sent C Erik Kratz outright to Indianapolis Indians. July 17, 2010 Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? He previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, and Tampa Bay Rays. He was one double behind team leader Neil Walker. Pittsburgh Pirates designated Erik Kratz for assignment. He’s always struck out at a high, but not alarming, rate, and has sometimes drawn walks at a decent rate. Los Angeles Angels traded C Erik Kratz to Pittsburgh Pirates for cash. Philadelphia Phillies reassigned C Erik Kratz to the minor leagues. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. The Official Site of Minor League Baseball, RailRiders punch ticket with big comeback. He currently owns and operates Bomb Shelter Studios in Los Angeles. Just before the trade deadline, the Jays sent Kratz to Kansas City, where he got very limited time behind Salvador Perez. Kratz played only 29 games for 3 teams in 2004, despite a solid .299/.343/.443 with 11 doubles overall. Toronto Blue Jays optioned C Erik Kratz to Buffalo Bisons. Philadelphia Phillies sent C Erik Kratz on a rehab assignment to Reading Fightin Phils. Philadelphia Phillies optioned Erik Kratz to Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Toronto Blue Jays recalled Erik Kratz from Buffalo Bisons. Gabe Lacques: "Life of a journeyman: Brewers catcher Erik Kratz finally has playoff shot". San Francisco Giants designated C Erik Kratz for assignment. Tampa Bay Rays designated C Erik Kratz for assignment.