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Jays recall catcher Kratz; place OF Gillespie on 15-day DL

Jays catcher Erik Kratz stretches

Jeff Chevrier

The Toronto Blue Jays recalled catcher Erik Kratz from triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday and placed outfielder Cole Gillespie on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal strain.

Kratz has a .221 average with three homers and 10 RBIs in 30 games for the Blue Jays this season. In 25 games with the Bisons, he has a .316 average with three homers and 17 RBIs.

Gillespie was claimed off waivers from Seattle last week. In 35 games this season, he has a .243 average with one homer and five RBIs.

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