Erik Kratz C PHI 2 months ago

Kratz signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Friday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Erik Kratz C PHI 4 months ago

Kratz has elected free agency.

Erik Kratz C PHI 4 months ago

Kratz was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster Wednesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Erik Kratz C PHI 5 months ago

Kratz has been called up as rosters expand Tuesday.

Erik Kratz C PHI 7 months ago

Kratz was released by the Mariners on Wednesday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Kratz was signed a couple weeks ago to provide organizational catching depth, but he didn't last long with the Mariners. He's already spent time with three organizations this season, trying to secure a backup job in the majors.

Erik Kratz C PHI 7 months ago

Kratz signed a minor league contract with the Mariners on Thursday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox late last month, Kratz opted to seek an opportunity elsewhere. He's found one with the Mariners, but Kratz, a .217/.270/.400 career hitter at the major league level, will have to bide his time at Triple-A Tacoma for now. It may not be long before he supplants Jesus Sucre as the backup in Seattle.

Erik Kratz C PHI 8 months ago

Kratz has elected free agency after being demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

Kratz will look for a big-league job or at least a team that provides a better opportunity, as the impending return of Ryan Hanigan (hand) meant Kratz would have been fourth on Boston's organizational depth chart. He has 23 homers in 537 career plate appearances, but with a .270/.281/.464 slash line.

Erik Kratz C PHI 8 months ago

Kratz was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, Matthew DeFranks of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

With Blake Swihart healthy and Ryan Hanigan (hand) expected to return this week, Kratz is now fourth on the organizational depth chart. He may not get another shot in the majors this season.

Erik Kratz C PHI 8 months ago

Kratz was designated for assignment Thursday, MLB.com reports.

Kratz was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket earlier in the week, but with Blake Swihart returning to the lineup, the Red Sox decided they did not need three catchers on the 25-man roster. He is now off the 40-man roster but could return to it within 10 days if the Red Sox decide to keep him.

Erik Kratz C PHI 8 months ago

Kratz was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday.

Kratz, who was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox on Sunday, will join the big league club Tuesday. Catcher Blake Swihart is listed as day-to-day with a foot injury, so Kratz will add some depth behind the plate. That said, the Red Sox will use Sandy Leon at catcher on Tuesday.