Erik Kratz is no longer in the Giants organization.
Three days after San Francisco designated the veteran catcher for assignment, the Giants traded the 38-year-old to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin first reported the news Thursday, and the Giants announced the news shortly thereafter.
OFFICIAL: Catcher Erik Kratz (and cash considerations) has been traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. #SFGiants— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) May 16, 2019
The Giants traded for Kratz in late March, wanting a veteran backup for Buster Posey while Stephen Vogt recovered from shoulder surgery.