Pirates claim catcher Eric Fryer off waivers from the Cardinals

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The Pirates have claimed catcher Eric Fryer off waivers from the Cardinals, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports. Fryer was designated for assignment by the Cardinals last week.

Fryer, 30, hit a terrific .368/.415/.421 in 41 plate appearances while playing solid defense.

The Pirates are likely looking for a better backup catching option than Erik Kratz, who has a .237 OPS in 38 plate appearances.