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Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Kratz to Have Surgery

Phillies catcher Erik Kratz has a medial meniscus tear in his left knee, which will require surgery. His recovery time will be known after the procedure.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Phillies Hope to Keep Quintero

Carlos Ruiz was back in the Phillies’ lineup Sunday after serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive for a banned stimulant late last season but that meant a catcher had to go.

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Schneider Sent to DL, Kratz Recalled

The Phillies backup catching position is changing as Brian Schneider is shut down with an ankle sprain as Erik Kratz returns to the Phillies.

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 7:30 AM
By Dan Stamm

Phillies Grades: Catcher

Phillies Grades: Catcher

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Dash Treyhorn
Dash is a Phillies lifer who experienced his first televised game when he was two days old thanks to the kindly nursing staff in the maternity ward. His favorite sound is the voice of Harry Kalas, and he thinks that Cole Hamels' changeup belongs in The Smithsonian.
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Dan Stamm is a lifelong Phillies fan who's had access to season tickets his entire life (although they've never actually been in his name). He believes the Phillies look best in baby blue, and the best eats at CBP is the vegan heater cheesesteak.
Michelle O'Malley
Michelle is a a Phanatic-phobic lifelong Phillies fan transplanted in Virginia. She has the last 25 years worth of rosters memorized and an unexplainable amount of Marlon Anderson baseball cards in her collection.
Desi Relaford Desi played parts of five seasons for the Phillies -- mostly at shortstop -- after being acquired for Terry Mulholland in 1996. He would go on to play for seven MLB teams over 11 seasons. A utility infielder, he hit 40 more home runs and stole 81 more bases in the pros than most of you did.