(c) Houston Astros

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Position: C      Born: Jun 15, 1980      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

Injuries at the catcher position prompted the Astros to acquire Kratz less than a week before the start of the 2016 season. The journeyman backstop owns a modest .215/.266/.392 slash line in 514 big league at-bats spanning parts of six seasons. Kratz is considered to have an above-average throwing arm, having thrown out 35 of 110 would-be base stealers in his career.