Phils trade C Kratz to Blue Jays for RHP Lincoln



PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have traded catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for righty Brad Lincoln.

The deal was announced Tuesday night.

Kratz hit .213 with nine home runs and 26 RBIs in 68 games last season.

Lincoln was 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA in 22 games for Toronto.