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MLB Free Agency Rumors: Phillies Sign Catchers Erik Kratz & Dane Sardinha

The Phillies have reportedly made another minor transaction signing catch Erik Kratz to a minor league contract. The 30-year-old catcher spent nine seasons in the minor leagues before making his major league debut with the Pirates last year.

It’s clearly one of those moves for "organizational depth" since as MLBTR points out, Kratz never showed much at the major league level.

Kratz, 30, made his big league debut with the 2010 Pirates after spending nine seasons in the minor leagues. He has a .252/.325/.434 minor league line, but he hit just .118/.167/.118 in 36 big league plate appearances.

The Phillies also brought back catcher Dane Sardinha, who played 13 games with the big club last year when Carlos Ruiz and Brian Schneider were injured.