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Erik Kratz Signs With Phillies

Erik Kratz Signs With Phillies

Kratz has signed with the Phillies.

Erik Kratz has signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Jon Morosi of SI.  Kratz became a minor league free agent this past weekend, after spending time in the majors with the Pirates in 2010.  He would have been fourth on the Pirates' depth chart for catchers in 2011, behind Chris Snyder, Ryan Doumit, and Jason Jaramillo.

Jaramillo should start the 2011 season as the starting catcher in AAA, assuming Doumit doesn't get traded, which isn't a big assumption.  Kratz would have been his backup, and would have likely moved to the third string with Tony Sanchez likely arriving in AAA at some point in 2011.  Kratz would need Doumit to be traded, and one of Snyder or Jaramillo to get injured to make the majors with the Pirat...

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