All posts tagged "Erik Kratz"

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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 MLB.com.  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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    Doumit out after foul tip

    Ryan Doumit is out of the lineup tonight after a foul tip struck his mask in last night's game. Erik Kratz will start in his place. Doumit may be available to pinch-hit.

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    Kratz to join the Pirates

    As expected, the Pirates will promote Triple-A catcher Erik Kratz in time for Friday's game against the Astros. Chris Jakubauskas will likely be moved to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Kratz on the 40-man roster.

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    Jaramillo, Thomas optioned to Indy

    The Pirates optioned Jason Jaramillo and Justin Thomas to Triple-A Indianapolis after today's game. Zach Duke will return from the disabled list to start Friday's game. Indianapolis catcher Erik Kratz will likely take Jaramillo's spot on the major league roster. [Link... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access...

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    Tony Sanchez should pack his bags for Altoona

    Brett_Lorin_and_Tony_SanchezAfter a brief slump, Tony Sanchez recently resumed his domination over the Florida State League. Ryan Doumit is hitting well, with a .360 wOBA. He is 29-years-old, has an injury history and is lousy defensively. The Pirates have decent catching depth in...

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