Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:29:18 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Erik Kratz was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:10:58 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Cole Gillespie (abdominal) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal strain. Toroton recalled C Erik Kratz from Triple-A Buffalo.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:58:01 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled OFs Anthony Gose and Kevin Pillar from Triple-A Buffalo. The team also optioned C Erik Kratz to Triple-A Buffalo.
Wed, 14 May 2014 11:52:19 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays placed C Dioner Navarro on the bereavement list Wednesday, May 14, and recalled C Erik Kratz and RP Neil Wagner from Triple-A Buffalo in corresponding moves. Also, RP Chad Jenkins was optioned to the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Navarro will likely be away from the team for two to three days. In the meantime, Toronto will go with some combination of Kratz and Josh Thole behind the dish.
Mon, 12 May 2014 13:04:50 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays optioned C Erik Kratz to the minors along with placing RP Sergio Santos (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 12.
Fri, 02 May 2014 09:06:02 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled C Erik Kratz from Triple-A Buffalo Friday, May 2.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:55:06 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays optioned C Erik Kratz to the minors Sunday, April 13.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:54:39 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said the team doesn't expect RP Casey Janssen (side, back) to be out long with a strain in his left side and lower back. C Erik Kratz was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo when the team put Janssen on the disabled list. Janssen will be eligible to return April 13.
Fantasy Tip: This could be a tricky injury to shake quickly, especially for Janssen, since he didn't see much action this spring. Prepare for an absence longer than his short DL stint. If you haven't already done so, Sergio Santos should be added immediately in all leagues.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:09:41 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Josh Thole has won the backup catching job over C Erik Kratz. Thole will be tasked with catching SP R.A. Dickey.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:48:37 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Moises Sierra and C Erik Kratz are in good position to make the club as bench options. Sierra has an advantage over OF Anthony Gose because Sierra is out of options and hits right-handed, which would complement DH Adam Lind for platoon duties. Melky Cabrera would be the backup center fielder if Sierra makes the club. Kratz is beating out C Josh Thole because he's been SP R.A. Dickey's primary receiver. Still, the backup backstop competition probably will last until the end of camp.
Fantasy Tip: Sierra is an intriguing AL-only dice roll because of his power-speed mix. Gose's speed could be just as useful for hopeful, cautious bidders.