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And Now the Phillies Are Without Erik Kratz

Jun 10, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT


So let’s recap the weekend for the Phillies: They lost Friday night, they lost Saturday night, and they lost on Sunday. Oh, and they also lost Erik Kratz to the DL with an unspecified knee injury that could sideline him for who knows how long. The Phillies will now roll with a catching duo of Humberto Quintero and Steven Lerud.

Their above-500 record and second place standing didn’t even last a week.

So, pretty good weekend.

The team also said that they will not use Kratz’ unfortunate circumstance to rush Chooch back from his hammy injury:

“We’re not speeding him up,” GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said. “Hopefully he’ll be ready in a week to 10 days, but we’re not speeding him up.”

The Phils have struggled to remain in the NL East conversation when they have had Kratz and Ruiz in the lineup, so the Quintero and Lerud duo over the next week or so should simply add another wrinkle.

Kratz will have his knee examined today to see what kind of injury we’re dealing with. It didn’t sound good though as he was reportedly on crutches over the weekend.

  1. PhillyandBCEagles - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Is either Valle or Joseph anywhere near ready for the big leagues?? If one or both of them is even close, why not see what you’ve got rather than drift along with a couple retread journeymen AAA guys??

    • Enrico Campitelli Jr. - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      Joseph is just returning from a DL stint due to a concussion so they said he definitely wasn’t an option at the current time.

  2. Mike - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Aww man! Having Kratz out of the line-up is probably why they had such a lame offensive output yesterday. Only 1 run against the Brewers. Let’s check the box score to see who scored the solo run. I bet it was one of the big superstars like Howard or Rollins,, or maybe veteran Michael Young. Or maybe one of the young guys like Brown, Mayberry or Revere.

    (Checks box score)

    Never mind.


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