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Brewers trade veteran catcher Erik Kratz to San Francisco Giants

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers veteran catcher Erik Kratz has been traded to San Francisco in exchange for infielder C.J. Hinojosa, according to a tweet made by the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers recently signed Kratz back in November, agreeing to a $1.2 million, one-year contract. Kratz hit .236 with six homers and 23 RBIs in 219 plate appearances last season. He also excelled in Milwaukee’s Division Series win over the Colorado Rockies, going 5 for 8 in two games.

The 38-year-old earned a prorated share of his $1 million salary this year and $100,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.

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