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Eric Fryer | Catcher | #59

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 10 (0) / MLW
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Eric Fryer went 3-for-3 with a walk, two doubles, and two RBI on Sunday against the Reds.
Fryer drew his first start of the season Sunday with Yadier Molina finally taking a rest and the career backup now stands 6-for-6 as a member of the Cardinals. Perhaps the hot start will earn him a bit more playing time -- and allow Molina to get more early breathers -- but Fryer is really just holding down the fort until Brayan Pena is recovered from a knee injury. Apr 18 - 8:29 AM

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Cardinals purchased the contract of C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Memphis.

Fryer will function as the primary backup to Yadier Molina while Brayan Pena is sidelined following his knee surgery. The 29-year-old won't hold any fantasy value, even in the deepest of NL-only leagues.
Apr 2 - 2:50 PM

Cardinals signed C Eric Fryer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Fryer elected free agency late last month after being outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster. The 29-year-old catcher is highly doubtful to crack the Cardinals' Opening Day roster next spring. He will function as organizational depth at the backstop position.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 12:41:00 PM

Eric Fryer has elected free agency.

Fryer had been outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster and has decided to test out the free agent waters. The 29-year-old backstop spent most of 2015 in the minors, hitting .293/.367/.360 with two homers and 19 RBI in 67 games at Triple-A Rochester.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 01:19:00 PM

Twins sent C Eric Fryer outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Fryer is eligible to elect for free agency. In 22 at-bats with the Twins during the 2015 campaign, he picked up a pair of doubles and three singles. The 29-year-old backstop hit .293/.367/.360 with two homers and 19 RBI in 67 games at Triple-A Rochester.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Twins purchased the contract of C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Rochester.

Fryer was removed from the 40-man roster a month ago, but he's back to serve as a third catcher down the stretch. The 29-year-old is 3-for-18 (.167) with 11 strikeouts with the Twins this season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Twins sent C Eric Fryer outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Fryer cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. He's hit .167 (3-for-18) with 11 strikeouts with the Twins this season.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 08:33:00 AM

Twins designated C Eric Fryer for assignment.

The 29-year-old appeared in just seven games with the Twins this season, hitting .167 (3-for-18) with 11 strikeouts. He'll continue to function as organizational depth for the Twins provided he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 10:26:00 PM

Twins purchased the contract of C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Rochester.

Fryer has hit .299/.385/.354 with one homer at Rochester this season. He'll play sparingly as Kurt Suzuki's backup.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 11:27:00 PM

Twins sent C Eric Fryer outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Fryer is now off Minnesota's 40-man roster. The 29-year-old catcher is a .246/.321/.339 career hitter.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 05:22:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 08:32:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 05:04:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Ruben Tejada
3Aledmys Diaz
4Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Matt Bowman
9Mitch Harris