Indians tighten AL Central race, outlast Royals in 11 innings
AUG 31, 1:09a ET | AP
Rotowire: Mar 11 / 9:02a ET
News: The plan to use Kratz as a personal catcher for one member of the Royals' rotation has been scrapped, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.
Impact: When asked how the team planned to find rest for Salvador Perez, manager Ned Yost said, "We'll figure it out." Kratz remains the team's backup catcher, but if Yost stubbornly continues to give Perez an unsustainable workload behind the plate, it will make it very difficult to extract enough value out of Kratz for him to be useful in any but the deepest of leagues.