Eric Fryer

Eric Fryer #26

  • C
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/215
  • Age: 30


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Eric Fryer Stats

.227 0 2 0 .689

Eric Fryer MLB Career Stats

.243 2 11 2 .665

Eric Fryer Bio

  • Full Name: Eric Joseph Fryer
  • Born: 8/26/1985 in Columbus, OH
  • Draft: 2007, Milwaukee Brewers, 10th rd. (311th overall)
  • College: Ohio State
  • Debut: June 26, 2011
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2015 Stats 22 2 5 0 2 0 .227 .370 .689
MLB Career Stats 140 20 34 2 11 2 .243 .329 .665
  • Status: Active


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September 1, 2015 at 5:31 PM ET

Twins recall reinforcements for stretch run

The Twins have recalled infielder Danny Santana, first baseman Kennys Vargas and right-handed pitchers A.J. Achter and Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester. Minnesota also selected the contract of catcher Eric Fryer.

August 7, 2015 at 1:43 AM ET

Twins option Duffey, call up Herrmann, Achter

The Twins on Thursday recalled catcher Chris Herrmann and right-handed reliever A.J. Achter from Triple-A Rochester, while right-hander Tyler Duffey was optioned to Rochester and catcher Eric Fryer was designated for assignment.


Eric Fryer Awards

SAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/07/2008 West Virginia SAL

SAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 West Virginia SAL

Eric Fryer Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 1, 2015 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of Eric Fryer from Rochester Red Wings.
August 8, 2015 Minnesota Twins sent C Eric Fryer outright to Rochester Red Wings.
August 7, 2015 Minnesota Twins designated C Eric Fryer for assignment.
July 8, 2015 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of C Eric Fryer from Rochester Red Wings.
July 4, 2015 Rochester Red Wings placed C Eric Fryer on the temporarily inactive list.
December 23, 2014 Minnesota Twins sent C Eric Fryer outright to Rochester Red Wings.
June 12, 2014 Minnesota Twins recalled Eric Fryer from Rochester Red Wings.
March 16, 2014 Minnesota Twins optioned C Eric Fryer to Rochester Red Wings.
September 9, 2013 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of C Eric Fryer from Rochester Red Wings.
November 10, 2012 Minnesota Twins signed free agent C Eric Fryer to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 29, 2012 C Eric Fryer elected free agency.
October 25, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates designated C Eric Fryer for assignment.
September 1, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled C Eric Fryer from Indianapolis Indians.
July 7, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Eric Fryer to Indianapolis Indians.
June 26, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of Eric Fryer from Indianapolis Indians.
January 19, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates invited non-roster C Eric Fryer to spring training.
November 23, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates sent Eric Fryer outright to Indianapolis Indians.
November 18, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates designated Eric Fryer for assignment.
October 6, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates activated C Eric Fryer.
August 3, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned C Eric Fryer to Indianapolis Indians.
June 25, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of Eric Fryer from Indianapolis Indians.
May 30, 2011 Eric Fryer assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Altoona Curve.
April 2, 2011 Eric Fryer assigned to Altoona Curve from Bradenton Marauders.
January 18, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates invited non-roster LF Eric Fryer to spring training.
July 28, 2010 Eric Fryer roster status changed by Bradenton Marauders.
July 26, 2010 sent C Eric Fryer on a rehab assignment to GCL Pirates.
July 2, 2010 Bradenton Marauders placed DH Eric Fryer on the 7-day disabled list. Fractured left eye socket.
November 10, 2009 DH Eric Fryer transferred to Bradenton Marauders from Lynchburg Hillcats.
July 2, 2009 Lynchburg Hillcats activated C Eric Fryer.
June 30, 2009 Tampa Yankees traded LF Eric Fryer to Lynchburg Hillcats.

Eric Joseph Fryer Bio Info

Eric Joseph Fryer...wife, Alison...sons, Caleb (8/3/10) and Noah (12/20/12)...2004 graduate of Reynoldsburg (OH) High School where he was a member of the varsity baseball team for four years and a four-time All-League, three-time All-District and All-State selection as a senior...played basketball for two years in high school...played baseball for three seasons at Ohio State University from 2005-07 ... received Bachelors of Science Degree in Education with an emphasis in Sports Management from Ohio State in 2010.


Was an invite to Twins spring training and reassigned to minor league camp Mach 17; reported to Triple-A Rochester. Hit first career grand slam May 17 vs. Durham. 18 of 43 hits (42%) in the regular season went for extra bases (11 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs). Red Wings went 36-22 when he started at catcher. Had contact purchased by Minnesota September 6. Made Twins debut as a defensive replacement September 11 vs. Oakland and homered in first plate appearance, becoming the sixth Twin to do so, first since 2010 (Luke Hughes). Hit safely in five of six games with the Twins and drove in a run four of those.

2012 Was an invite to Pirates spring training...started season with Triple-A Indianapolis and was Indians Opening Day starter behind the plate, going 1-for-3 with a double April 6 at Toledo. ... Had contract selected by Pittsburgh June 26. ... Made Pirates debut as pinch-runner July 1 and also played the final inning in left field...was first career major league appearance in the outfield. ... Played in four games, going 1-for-3 as pinch hitter, before being optioned back to Triple-A July 7. ... Batted .391 (9-for-23) in 13 July games for Indianapolis. ... Recalled by Pittsburgh September 1 and played in two games for the Pirates to finish the season. 2011 Hit .273 (63-for-231) with nine doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 27 RBI in 75 games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis...Began season with Altoona and hit first Double-A home run on 4/8 at Erie; also the first long ball by the Curve in 2011...Hit .417 (25-for-60) with three home runs and 10 RBI in 21 games in May while playing with Altoona and was hitting .345 after 37 games with the Curve before being promoted to Indianapolis on 5/30...Made 16 appearances behind the plate, 11 in right field and three in left field with Altoona; also went 3-for-18 in six games as the designated hitter...Hit .262 (17-for-65) in 21 games with Indy before being selected by Pittsburgh on 6/24...Made Major League debut as a starter behind the plate on 6/26 vs. Boston and went 0-for-3 with a walk; also threw out one of the three runners attempting to steal against him that day...Singled off John Lannan for first career hit in second game of a doubleheader at Washington on 7/2...Hit safely in his last four starts with the Pirates, going 6-for-14 with three runs scored...Recorded first career multi-hit game on 7/17 at Houston...Had two hits, threw out Jon Jay attempting to steal second base and picked off Gerald Laird at second base on 7/24 vs. St. Louis...Was optioned to Indianapolis on 8/2 after Ryan Doumit was reinstated from the disabled list...Went 7-for-53 (.132) in 17 games after joining Indianapolis for the remainder of the season...Made 33 appearances behind the plate and three appearances in left field while playing with Indianapolis. 2010 Spent first full season in the Pittsburgh organization...Made 52 appearances behind the plate and 29 as the designated hitter for Single-A Bradenton...Hit .340 (32-for-94) with runners in scoring position and .340 (50-for-157) with runners on base...Was successful in each of his last 10 stolen base attempts after being thrown out in the second game of the year on 4/9 at Fort Myers...Was charged with six errors in 400 total chances (.985 fielding percentage) behind the plate; also threw out 23 of the 62 baserunners attempting to steal against him (37%)...Reached base safely in 11 of his first 12 games but was hitting just .209 (9-for-43) following the action on 4/23...Went deep in back-to-back games on 4/21 and 4/23...Hit .317 (26-for-82) in May after going 12-for-65 (.185) in the opening month of the season...Hit a home run in two straight games and three of four from 5/16-19...Threw out all three runners attempting to steal against him on 6/4 at Lakeland...Suffered a high left ankle sprain on 6/6 and did not return to action until 6/22...Was placed on the disabled list on 7/2 with a left eye socket fracture after being hit in the head by a pitch...Had a three-game rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Pirates from 7/26-28 before being recalled from his rehab and reinstated from the disabled list on 7/29...Collected a season-high four hits on 8/20 at Jupiter...Hit .385 (25-for-65) in 20 games during the month of August. 2009 Began 2009 season with Tampa (Yankees' A), where he made 55 appearances in left field, five appearances (two starts) at catcher and one start in right field (6/24)...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 6/29/09 and was assigned to Class-A Lynchburg, where he made all 37 defensive appearances behind the plate; also went 4-for-33 in 10 games as the designated hitter for the Carolina League champions. 2008 Captured the 2008 South Atlantic League batting title and led the league with a .408 on-base percentage while spending entire season with West Virginia (Brewers' A)...Also ranked third in the league with a .506 slugging percentage...Was named to the South Atlantic League's post-season All-Star team in 2008 after not going more than two straight starts without recording a hit...Produced a .361 batting average (99-for-274) in his final 71 games in 2008, beginning with the action on 6/14...Went 5-for-5 with three doubles and six RBI on 7/6/08 vs. Hagerstown...Had a 13-game hitting streak and a 12-game streak in 2008...Made 55 appearances in left field, 39 behind the plate and one at first base (7/23 vs. Rome) with West Virginia in 2008. 2007 Began professional career with Helena (Brewers' Rookie) in 2007 after being selected by Milwaukee in the 10th round of the First-Year Player Draft...Made 33 appearances behind the plate and 10 as the designated hitter in 2007...Hit first professional home run on 6/28/07...Has made 266 appearances behind the plate, 122 in left field, 23 in right field and one at first base (7/23/08) during his Minor League career.