MILWAUKEE — The Philadelphia Phillies placed catcher Erik Kratz on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

The team filled his spot on the roster today by promoting catcher Steven Lerud from triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Kratz was hurt while running to first during the ninth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Brewers on Saturday night. Manager Charlie Manuel said,“Kratz heard his knee pop. It’s not good.”

Kratz was hitting .229 with eight home runs and 22 RBIs in 43 games.

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