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Erik Kratz
AVG HR RBI
.063 1 3
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-4 / 245
Position: CBorn: 6/15/1980 Birthplace: Telford, Pennsylvania
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 29th Round by Blue Jays (2002)


Latest News
June 11 12:55 PM PT1:55 PM MT2:55 PM CT3:55 PM ET15:55 ET19:55 GMT3:55 12:55 PM MST2:55 PM EST3:25 PM VEN23:55 UAE2:55 PM CT-The Pirates acquired backup catcher Erik Kratz from the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday for cash.
Analysis: Kratz is expected to join the Pirates for Saturday night's home game against the Cardinals. The 35-year-old Kratz made his big league debut with the Pirates in 2010. He also has played for Philadelphia, Toronto, Kansas City and Houston.
Mar. 28 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET22:41 ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST9:41 PM EST10:11 PM VEN6:41 UAE (+1)9:41 PM CT-The Padres have acquired Kratz in exchange for pitcher Dan Straily.
Analysis: The Astros were in need of a backup catcher with Max Stassi recently undergoing hamate bone surgery. Kratz has 23 home runs in 514 career at-bats in the majors but has hit just .218 in 192 games with Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Toronto and Philadelphia.

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