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Eric Fryer | Catcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Eric Fryer went 3-for-6 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the White Sox.
Fryer had just one RBI and three runs scored through his first 14 games, but the catcher enjoyed a career day Sunday. The home run was the first of his career, and Fryer also stole his first base in the victory. Despite Sunday's outburst, Fryer is a defense-first catcher and can be disregarded in fantasy leagues. Aug 3 - 8:32 PM

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Twins recalled C/OF Eric Fryer from Triple-A Rochester.

Fryer will take Josmil Pinto's place on the active roster and serve as Kurt Suzuki's backup. The 28-year-old was hitting .252/.323/.333 with zero homers and 11 RBI over 36 games in Triple-A this year.
Jun 12 - 5:04 PM

Twins re-signed C/OF Eric Fryer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It's a split contract, as Fryer will earn $515,000 if he's in the majors next season. The 28-year-old batted .215/.339/.365 at Triple-A and had a cup of coffee with the big club this season.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 09:11:00 PM

Twins recalled C/OF Eric Fryer from Triple-A Rochester.

With Joe Mauer still battling concussion symptoms, and potentially being unable to get behind the plate for the remainder of the season, it made sense to have another catcher on the active roster. The 28-year-old Fryer hit .215/.339/.365 with five homers and 31 RBI in 65 games this season.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Twins signed C/OF Eric Fryer to a minor league contract.

Fryer has been given a spring training invite. The 27-year-old opted for free agency after being designated for assignment by the Pirates. He hit a paltry .204/.257/.247 with no homers and 10 RBI in 65 games for Triple-A Indianapolis in 2012, and will likely serve as organizational depth for the Twins.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 09:23:00 PM

Eric Fryer has elected to become a free agent.

Fryer cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week, but refused a minor league assignment. The 27-year-old backstop will look to latch on elsewhere.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 04:48:00 PM

Pirates designated C Eric Fryer for assignment.

The move clears the way for the newly-claimed Ali Solis on the 40-man roster. Fryer appeared in six games with the Pirates this season, but spent most of the year at the Triple-A level.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 05:10:00 PM

Pirates recalled C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Fryer won't garner much playing time barring an injury to Rod Barajas. He's behind Michael McKenry on the major league depth chart.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 01:43:00 PM

Pirates optioned C Eric Fryer to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Fryer was no longer needed with Rod Barajas now healthy. He'll continue an organizational depth role in the minors.
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 02:25:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Fryer will provide depth behind the plate for Pittsburgh while Rod Barajas recovers from a bruised left knee. The 26-year-old was batting .167/.220/.219 at Triple-A.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 06:05:00 PM

Pirates sent C Eric Fryer outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Fryer successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 26-year-old backstop batted .269 (7-for-26) in 10 games with the Pirates this season. He'll serve as organizational depth again in 2012.
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 02:48:00 PM

Pirates designated C Eric Fryer for assignment.

Just some housecleaning on the 40-man roster in advance of next month's Rule 5 Draft. Fryer, 26, batted .269 (7-for-26) in 10 games with the Pirates this season. There's a good chance he makes it through waivers unclaimed.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 09:30:00 PM

Pirates optioned C Eric Fryer to Triple-A Indianapolis.

He was cleared to make room for the return of Ryan Doumit. Fryer, 25, batted .269/.345/.269 with five runs scored over 29 plate appearances during his time with the big club.
Wed, Aug 3, 2011 02:22:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Fyrer, 25, climbed from the Double-A level to the Triple-A level earlier this year and is now making the big jump to the majors. He had a decent .823 OPS and two home runs in 21 games this year for Indy.
Sat, Jun 25, 2011 05:42:00 PM

Eric Fryer will join the Pirates at training camp next month.

Fryer has played on four minor league teams in six years, never getting promoted beyond Single-A. This will be the 25-year-old's first Major League spring training.
Wed, Jan 26, 2011 03:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Doug Bernier
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Aaron Thompson
9A.J. Achter
10Logan Darnell
11Michael Tonkin
12Lester Oliveros