Royals acquired C Erik Kratz and RHP Liam Hendriks from the Blue Jays in exchange for 3B Danny Valencia.
Blue Jays optioned C Erik Kratz to Triple-A Buffalo.
Blue Jays recalled C Erik Kratz from Triple-A Buffalo.
Erik Kratz went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.
Erik Kratz launched a pinch-hit homer in Monday's loss to the Rays.
Erik Kratz hit a pair of homers against his former team to lead the Blue Jays past the Phillies 3-1 on Thursday.
Blue Jays acquired C Erik Kratz and LHP Rob Rasmussen from the Phillies for RHP Brad Lincoln.