Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

Edwin Jackson became the first player to play 14 teams. Tampa Bay got catcher Erik Kratz from San Francisco. He has played for eight teams, and all of them since 2014, including second stints for each Pennsylvania team. He debuted with Pittsburgh in 2010 and spent 2011 through 2013 with Philadelphia. If he plays for Tampa Bay, that will be his ninth team. Since he's 38, I doubt he will reach 14, but he could reach 10. MLB listed 41 players who have played for at least 10 teams, and Baseball-Reference lists 43 players who have played for at least 10 teams. I didn't check who Baseball-Reference lists who MLB didn't list. Furthermore, Kratz has played for 7 Triple-A teams since 2014. In 2017, he went 2-for-2 for the Yankees, and he had a .894 OPS in 60 plate appearances for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last year. His four games for the Yankees, including two with one plate appearance and two with none, were decided by 9, 8, 6, and 7. I wonder how many players have played at least 4 games for a team and had every game be decided by at least 6. The Yankees will hope to do as well as they did in the two games Kratz played for the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, which were 13-5 and 9-3 wins, albeit over Baltimore who went 75-87. He has over four times as many plate appearances in the minors as in MLB. Last year he had 219 plate appearances for Milwaukee, which was his career-high. He had 218 plate appearances in 2013.

Anthony Bemboom's first career hit was the only RBI of Tampa Bay's 1-0 win at Miami on Wednesday, in which Miami left 11 on base. Bemboom went 2-for-2 in that game before spraining his knee to give them three catchers on the IL. That's why they got Kratz. Bemboom's 5 plate appearances before getting hurt is 1 more than Billy McKinney's 4 for the Yankees last year.

Edwin Jackson became the first player to play 14 teams. Tampa Bay got catcher Erik Kratz from San Francisco. He has played for eight teams, and all of them since 2014, including second stints for each Pennsylvania team. He debuted with Pittsburgh in 2010 and spent 2011 through 2013 with Philadelphia. If he plays for Tampa Bay, that will be his ninth team. Since he's 38, I doubt he will reach 14, but he could reach 10. MLB listed 41 players who have played for at least 10 teams, and Baseball-Reference lists 43 players who have played for at least 10 teams. I didn't check who Baseball-Reference lists who MLB didn't list. Furthermore, Kratz has played for 7 Triple-A teams since 2014. In 2017, he went 2-for-2 for the Yankees, and he had a .894 OPS in 60 plate appearances for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last year. His four games for the Yankees, including two with one plate appearance and two with none, were decided by 9, 8, 6, and 7. I wonder how many players have played at least 4 games for a team and had every game be decided by at least 6. The Yankees will hope to do as well as they did in the two games Kratz played for the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, which were 13-5 and 9-3 wins, albeit over Baltimore who went 75-87. He has over four times as many plate appearances in the minors as in MLB. Last year he had 219 plate appearances for Milwaukee, which was his career-high. He had 218 plate appearances in 2013.

Anthony Bemboom's first career hit was the only RBI of Tampa Bay's 1-0 win at Miami on Wednesday, in which Miami left 11 on base. Bemboom went 2-for-2 in that game before spraining his knee to give them three catchers on the IL. That's why they got Kratz. Bemboom's 5 plate appearances before getting hurt is 1 more than Billy McKinney's 4 for the Yankees last year.

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