All posts tagged "Erik Kratz"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 15- Part Two

    Part one of today’s “This Date” article covers nine Pittsburgh Pirates trades. That article can be read here. In part two, we have six former players born on this date. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a game that didn’t happen. Erik Kratz (1980) Catcher for the 2010 Pirates. He...

  • Analysis
    Burres Pitches 8 Shutout Inning For Indians

    Indianapolis Indians  2,  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  0 Brian Burres pitched 8 scoreless innings and struck out 9 batters. Brian Burres earned his 5th win of the season tonight, but his first of the season at Victory Field, as the Indians beat the Iron Pigs, despite being out-hit 6-5....

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    Indians Struggle Against Pigs’ Pitching

    Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  3,  Indianapolis Indians  1 Pedro Ciriaco doubled and scored the only Indians' run. The Indianapolis Indians scored early tonight at Victory Field, but the Iron Pigs came from behind to take the win.  The Lehigh Valley pitchers held the Indians scoreless after the 2nd inning,...

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    Game 53 Recap: Harrison Keys Late Rally

    Harrison collected two hits in his big league debut. The Pirates were held at bay by Mets starter R.A. Dickey through seven innings. James McDonald pitched well but exited trailing 1-0. The offense woke up in time to score five late runs in a 5-1 in New York. The Pirates had a...

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    Phillies Invite Brandon Moss to Spring Training

    Moss will join the Phillies in Spring Training in 2011. The Philadelphia Phillies have announced 12 Spring Training invitees, according to Todd Zolecki of  Two of those players are former Pittsburgh Pirates players Erik Kratz and Brandon Moss.  We learned last week that Kratz was added by the Phillies, but this...

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    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...

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    2010 Minor League Free Agents

    Baseball America has released the list of the 2010 minor league free agents, with the following players declaring from the Pittsburgh Pirates' system: Derek Hankins Jean Machi Dustin Molleken Jeremy Powell Tyler Yates Dana Eveland Corey Hamman Hector Gimenez Erik Kratz Milver Reyes James Skelton Brian Myrow Rodolfo Cardona Yung Chi Chen...

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    Chase d’Arnaud Added to Team USA

    D'Arnaud was added to the Team USA roster. Chase d'Arnaud has been added to the Team USA roster, replacing shortstop Andrew Romine, according to Baseball America.  Romine, the older brother of New York Yankees catching prospect Austin Romine, was pulled from the Team USA roster after being promoted to the majors by...

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    Candidates To Be Removed From 40-Man Roster

    Iwamura is a guarantee to be removed from the 40-man roster. This off-season the Pirates will probably face a much tougher set of roster decisions than they have in years.  Several factors are coming together to create a lot of those decisions.  The team has spent a couple years now accumulating players,...

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    Doumit returns from DL

    The Pirates activated Ryan Doumit from the disabled list today. Erik Kratz was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for him on the roster.

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