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Full Count | WEEI Jun 23, 2015

Red Sox roster moves: Erik Kratz, Justin Masterson activated; Rusney Castillo, Steven Wright optioned

Prior to Tuesday’s game with the Orioles, the Red Sox made two roster moves. The team activated catcher Erik Kratz, who was claimed off waivers from the Royals on Sunday, as well as Justin Masterson and in the corresponding moves they optioned outfielder Rusney Castillo and pitcher Steven Wright back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Kratz was […]
Over the Monster Jun 23, 2015

Red Sox option Castillo, Wright to Pawtucket, activate Masterson, add Kratz

Castillo and Wright are out, Masterson and Kratz are in as the Sox deal with some lingering roster issues. In a sudden slew of roster moves, the Red Sox added depth behind the plate in Erik Kratz, activated Justin Masterson, and sent down Rusney Castillo and Steven Wright to make room. Let's go down the line, shall we? The addition of Erik Kratz, claimed off waivers from the Royals this past week, was necessitated by the foot sprain suffered by Blake Swihart against the same team. The Sox briefly had to rely on Mike Napoli as their depth behind the plate, but will certainly feel more...
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 21, 2015

Local sports brief for June 21: Red Sox claim former Royals backup catcher

The Boston Red Sox claimed veteran backup catcher Erik Kratz off waivers Sunday. Kratz was designated for assignment June 11 by the Kansas City Royals. He had been limited to four at-bats this season and went on the disabled list May 4 with left foot plantar fasciitis. He hit .214 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in 15 games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha. Kratz, 35, has also played with Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Toronto in the majors. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 12, 2015

Local sports briefs for June 11: Royals designated catcher Kratz for assignment

The Royals are sticking with Drew Butera as their backup catcher, reinstating Erik Kratz from the disabled list Thursday and designating him from assignment. Kansas City acquired Butera from the Los Angeles Angels last month to back up Salvador Perez when Kratz went on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Kratz had been on an injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Omaha. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 11, 2015

Royals reinstate catcher Erik Kratz, designate him for assignment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals are sticking with Drew Butera as their backup catcher, reinstating Erik Kratz from the disabled list Thursday and designating him from assignment. Kansas City acquired Butera from the Los Angeles Angels last month to back up Salvador Perez when Kratz went on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Kratz had been on an injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Omaha. read more

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