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Marc Krauss | First Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 244
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Marc Krauss (back) aims to return to action Friday.
Krauss has been out of the Angels' Cactus League lineup for the last four days with back discomfort, but he felt fine while hitting in camp Thursday. The 27-year-old was off to a pretty good start in his bid for a bench spot, batting .500 (9-for-18) in 13 spring games. Mar 26 - 3:37 PM

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Marc Krauss said Tuesday that his back feels "a little better," but that he still has pain.

Krauss is currently dealing with back spasms and isn't sure when he'll be ready to return. He's hoping in a couple of days, but it's no sure thing. The 27-year-old is 9-for-18 with a home run this spring as he competes for a bench spot.
Mar 24 - 12:50 PM

Marc Krauss is day-to-day with back spasms.

Krauss tried to return to action Sunday but showed up to camp Monday with more tightness. The former Astro is 9-for-18 with a homer and five walks in Cactus League play as he tries to win a bench spot, but he obviously needs to get healthy.
Mar 23 - 8:04 PM

Angels sent 1B Marc Krauss outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Krauss was designated for assignment by the Angels last week, but passed through waivers unclaimed. The 27-year-old owns a lowly .200/.274/.341 batting line over 354 plate appearances in the majors, but he has some pop and could surface as a bench player at some point in 2015.
Jan 13 - 2:23 PM

Angels designated 1B Marc Krauss for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Kyle Kubitza on the 40-man roster. Krauss was just claimed off waivers from the Astros in December, but the 27-year-old could soon be on the move once again.
Jan 8 - 6:05 PM

Angels claimed 1B Marc Krauss off waivers from the Astros.

Krauss, 27, owns a lowly .200/.274/.341 batting line over his first 354 plate appearances in the majors. However, he has some pop in his bat and could win a job as a lefty bat off the bench.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Astros recalled 1B Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Krauss batted just .173 with a .581 OPS in 39 games with the Astros earlier this season. The 26-year-old is doubtful to hold fantasy relevance in his second look.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Astros optioned 1B Marc Krauss to Triple-A Oklahoma.

With Houston's promotion of Jon Singleton on Monday, Krauss was no longer needed. Prior to the demotion, Krauss was hitting a mere .173/.272/.309.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 06:55:00 PM

Marc Krauss went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Mariners on Sunday.

The home run, off Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma in the seventh inning, gave the Astros a 4-1 lead and they won by the same score. The homer was his fourth of the season. Despite the occasional blast, the first baseman is batting an unsightly .190/.289/.340 on the year.
Sun, May 25, 2014 07:50:00 PM

Marc Krauss went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer of the season Wednesday against the Royals.

Since George Springer wasn't on the 40-man roster, the Astros could call him up today and not have him be eligible for free agency until after 2020. Jonathan Singleton, on the other hand, is on the 40-man and thus would still be eligible for free agency after 2019 if he were called up immediately. Singleton's timetable can be pushed back a year starting next week, and unless Krauss can come up with a few more big hits before then, he might be in danger of losing his spot.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 01:02:00 AM

Marc Krauss collected his first two hits of the season Wednesday in the loss to the Blue Jays.

Both hits were singles, but he'll certainly take them after his 0-for-14 start. Krauss is currently starting at first base against right-handers for Houston, giving him a smidgen of value in AL-only leagues. We don't like him nearly as much as the Astros seem to.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 12:07:00 AM

Marc Krauss went 2-for-4 with a homer in the Astros' 4-0 shutout of the Marlins on Monday.

The 26-year-old Krauss is 5-for-9 this spring as he competes for playing time at first base and in the outfield. He didn't really impress in the majors last season, hitting .209/.267/.366 with 45 strikeouts in 134 at-bats, but the Astros seem to like him, and he might well be in the lineup somewhere on Opening Day.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Marc Krauss' solo homer amounted to all of Houston's offense in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Angels.

The blast to right field in the second inning off Jerome Williams tied the game at 1-1, but Houston's bats went quiet after that. Krauss doesn't play enough to warrant fantasy attention outside of deeper AL-only formats. The 25-year-old had a nice season at Triple-A but is slashing only .200/.241/.362 with four homers and 13 RBI over 42 games in the majors.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 06:37:00 PM

Astros recalled OF Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Krauss appeared in 32 games with the Astros earlier this season. He slashed .169/.207/.325 before a demotion last month. He'll function as a reserve outfielder.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Astros optioned OF Marc Krauss to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Krauss appeared in 32 games with the Astros as a fourth outfielder. He returns to a .277/.393/.488 batting line at the Triple-A level.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 02:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Drew Butera
3Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2Marc Krauss
2B1Josh Rutledge
2Johnny Giavotella
3Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Matt Joyce
2C.J. Cron
3Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
7Nick Tropeano
8Adam Wilk
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Cory Rasmus
6Cesar Ramos
7Cam Bedrosian
8Vinnie Pestano
9Ryan Mattheus
10Matt Lindstrom
11Drew Rucinski
12Scott Snodgress