|Dec. 4 11:26 PM PT12:26 AM MT1:26 AM CT2:26 AM ET2:26 ET7:26 GMT15:26 CST12:26 AM MST2:26 AM EST2:56 AM VEN11:26 UAE1:26 AM CT-The Phillies traded Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for righty Brad Lincoln on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Kratz hit .213 with nine home runs and 26 RBIs in 68 games with Philadelphia last season. He began the year as the starting catcher because Carlos Ruiz was serving a 25-game suspension for using a banned amphetamine. Kratz hit .230 with 18 homers and 52 RBIs in 120 games over three seasons with the Phillies. The 33-year-old Kratz spent 10 years in the minors before making his major league debut with the Pirates in 2010. He'll back up Dioner Navarro in Toronto.
|June 9 8:30 AM PT9:30 AM MT10:30 AM CT11:30 AM ET11:30 ET15:30 GMT23:30 CST8:30 AM MST10:30 AM EST11:00 AM VEN19:30 UAE10:30 AM CT-The Phillies activated Kratz from the DL.
Analysis: Kratz is returning after recovering from a torn meniscus in his knee, sustained on June 8. In 43 games this season, Kratz is batting .229 with eight homers and 22 RBIs.
|May 20 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 CST10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.
Analysis: Kratz, batting .205 this season, has a hit in five of his last six major league games.
|Apr. 22 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 CST3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Kratz went 2 for 4 with three RBIs in a 7-3 win over St. Louis on Sunday.
Analysis: Kratz also clubbed his second home run. Kratz is 5 for 11 with a homer and four RBIs over his last three games.