Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Phillies Deal Erik Kratz, Acquire Brad Lincoln From Toronto

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
@Philabaseball

The Phillies acquired right-handed reliever Brad Lincoln from the Blue Jays in a trade on Tuesday, sending catcher Erik Kratz and minor league pitcher Rob Rasmussen to Toronto. 

The Phillies dealt away Erik  Kratz to Toronto. Word of the trade leaked shortly after news the Phillies inked free agent catcher Wil Nieves to a one-year deal.

Lincoln, 28, pitched in 22 games last season for the Blue Jays, finishing 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA. The right-hander has a career 4.66 ERA over four seasons to go along with a 1.39 WHIP. 

Kratz, a Telford native and graduate of Christopher Dock High School in Lansdale, played in 120 games over the past three seasons with the Phillies, hitting .230 with 18 home runs and 52 RBI.

Rasmussen was acquired by the Phillies from the Dodgers in September in the Michael Young trade, but never pitched an inning with the Phillies' organization. 

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