Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:02:58 -0700
Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 29, against the Baltimore Orioles. C Eric Fryer is starting behind the plate and batting eighth.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:54:45 -0700
The Minnesota Twins recalled C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Rochester Friday, June 13.
Fantasy Tip: Fryer has been called up to serve as the backup to Kurt Suzuki after the team sent Josmil Pinto down yesterday. You can ignore Fryer everywhere.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:37:09 -0700
The Minnesota Twins could option C Josmil Pinto to Triple-A Rochester so that he can receive more consistent playing time and work on his defense at catcher. With the club signing DH Kendrys Morales, Pinto doesn't have a clear path to playing time. Pinto had started 19 games at designated hitter and had only 18 starts at catcher, because he's had problems on defense this year, having yet to throw out a base stealer in 16 tries. He's also made five errors. Cs Eric Fryer or Chris Herrmann could be called up to replace Pinto as the backup catcher. Pinto has a slash line of .200/.227/.329 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 23 games since May 1.
Fantasy Tip: Since the move isn't official yet, don't cut Pinto from your roster just yet, but it's looking like you'll need to go in a different direction if you've been riding him in deep mixed or two-catcher leagues.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:34:50 -0700
The Minnesota Twins recalled Ps Shairon Martis, Scott Diamond and Michael Tonkin, 2B Eduardo Escobar, OF Chris Parmelee and C Eric Fryer from the minors Monday, Sept. 9. In corresponding moves, SP Samuel Deduno (shoulder) and OF Wilkin Ramirez (leg) were moved to the 60-day disabled list.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:07:15 -0700
The Minnesota Twins reassigned 1B Chris Colabello, C Eric Fryer, 3B Mark Sobolewski, OFs Brian Dinkelman and Clete Thomas and Ps Deolis Guerra (shoulder) and Shairon Martis Sunday, March 17. Guerra has a blood clot in his right shoulder and was released from the hospital Sunday after undergoing a rib resection. He's expected to miss the first half of the year.
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:53:44 -0800
The Minnesota Twins signed free-agent C Eric Fryer (Pirates) and P Tim Wood (Pirates) to minor-league contracts Saturday, Nov. 10.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:19:29 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Jeff Clement and RP Daniel McCutchen cleared waivers and were outrighted to the minors. C Eric Fryer refused his minor league assignment, making him a free agent.
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:36:04 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed RP Chad Beck off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, Oct. 25, and C Ramon Solis from the San Diego Padres. C Eric Fryer and 1B Jeff Clement were designated for assignment in corresponding moves.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 09:51:30 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up Ps Jeff Locke and Justin Wilson and C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Indianapolis. They have also selected the contracts of P Chris Leroux and INF Brock Holt from Indianapolis.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:47:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke, who could be among the first wave of September call-ups, could take the rotation spot of recently released SP Erik Bedard. The Pirates outrighted 1B Jeff Clement to Single-A Bradenton and sent SS Chase d'Arnaud to Bradenton as well. However, both players will return to the majors Monday, Sept. 3. C Eric Fryer and P Justin Wilson are expected to be recalled this weekend, too. 3Bs Yamaico Navarro and Matt Hague and Ps Chris Leroux, Evan Meek and Bryan Morris are other possibilities.