Kratz to DL

Erik Kratz needed crutches to get through the Phillies clubhouse last night at Miller Park.

It looked bad, and it is. The Phillies placed Kratz on the 15-day disabled list this morning with what they are calling a “left knee injury.” He injured the knee running past first base in the ninth inning of last night’s 4-3 loss to the Brewers.

Kratz is flying today to Philadelphia. He will have a MRI exam tomorrow.

The Phillies called up Steven Lerud from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his place on the 25-man roster.

The Phillies only can hope Carlos Ruiz returns soon. He has been on the disabled list since May 20 with a strained right hamstring. He said last week he hoped to begin a rehab assignment as early as Monday with Class A Clearwater, although nothing has been announced.

Kratz is second on the Phillies with eight home runs and fourth with 22 RBIs. He also is fifth among all catchers in baseball in homers.


Tough break for Kratz. I really like his approach to the game. However how sad is it that his absence will be felt more than that of a Ryan Howard at this point? SMH

The Phils officially have the worst catchers on any MLB teams’ rosters…..

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