(9/11/2009) The A's called up C Eric Munson from Triple-A on Friday.
A's trade for Thigpen, sign Munson
(3/27/2009) The Oakland Athletics added depth at catcher Friday, acquiring Curtis Thigpen from the Toronto Blue Jays and signing Eric Munson to a minor league contract. Thigpen was acquired for a player to be named or cash.
Munson agrees to stay at Triple-A
(3/29/2008) Brewers C Eric Munson accepted an assignment to Triple-A Nashville, meaning he won't become a free agent.
Munson sent outright to Triple-A
(3/26/2008) Brewers C Eric Munson lost his battle with Mike Rivera for the backup catcher's job in Milwaukee and has been sent outright to Class AAA Nashville, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Backup catcher Munson has big day
(3/17/2008) Brewers C Eric Munson went 3-for-3 with his first home run of the spring Monday at the Mariners. He's now batting .417.
Munson hits third double Monday
(3/10/2008) Brewers C Eric Munson had two hits, including his third double, with two RBI during Monday's spring game against the Cubs. He is hitting .455 (5-for-11) with three runs and three RBI in five spring games.
Brewers avoid arbitration on Munson
(12/11/2007) The Brewers sent OF Laynce Nix outright to Triple-A Nashville and signed C Eric Munson to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Nix had been designated for assignment.
Brewers claim C Munson from Astros
(10/15/2007) Catcher Eric Munson was claimed by the Brewers off waivers from the Astros on Monday. The 30-year-old left-handed hitter batted .235 with four homers and 15 RBI in 50 games with Houston last year, and hit .283 with seven homers and 26 RBI for Triple-A Round Rock. He was taken by Detroit with the third overall pick of the 1999 amateur draft and signed with the Astros in December 2005.
Munson's year could be over
(9/28/2007) C Eric Munson was expected to have an MRI on his back when the Astros returned to Houston. "He might not play again this season," Cooper said.
Munson to get extended look
(9/3/2007) C Eric Munson started Sunday and went 0-for-4. It was Munson's first time catching RHP Woody Williams this season, and Cooper explained that it was time for the club to see what it has in Munson. "I'm of the opinion that we need to find out if Eric Munson is going to be a guy that can be a big part of our team next year," Cooper said.
C Munson posts game-winning RBI
(8/7/2007) Eric Munson delivered the game-winning base hit off of Michael Wuertz (2-3) in the 10th inning of Monday's game against Cubs, scoring newest Astro Ty Wigginton who drew a leadoff walk. "A leadoff walk kills you every time -- it's that simple," Wuertz said. "You walk that guy, it comes back to haunt you."
Munson parks one in bleachers
(7/29/2007) Astros C Eric Munson smacked three hits, including his fourth homer, during Sunday's game against the Padres. He also accounted for two runs, one walk and two RBI. Munson has homered in consecutive starts and has hit safely in seven of his last eight appearances.
Munson pops homer Wednesday
(7/26/2007) Eric Munson put Houston ahead with a home run in the third inning Wednesday.
Munson slaps three hits
(7/18/2007) Astros C Eric Munson went 3-for-4 with one run, one double and one RBI during Wednesday's game against the Nationals. Munson is 8-for-15 (.533) with one homer and three RBI in his last six appearances.
Munson knocks in two Wednesday
(7/4/2007) Astros C Eric Munson went 2-for-3 with one run and two RBI during Wednesday's game against the Phillies. Munson now has five RBI since his recall in early June.
Munson gets a start Wednesday
(6/14/2007) Eric Munson was Houston's starting catcher on Wednesday, vs. Oakland a curious move after Brad Ausmus knocked in four runs, including the game-winner on Tuesday. Ausmus had no problem with the move. "If it helps us win to play Eric more, do it," Ausmus said.
Munson hits one out Saturday
(6/9/2007) Astros backup catcher Eric Munson hit his first home run of the season Saturday at the Chicago White Sox off starter Jon Garland. He went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
Munson hits in nearly a year
(6/3/2007) Astros C Eric Munson, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, got hit first major league hit since August 19 on Saturday.
Four Astros cut on Saturday
(3/31/2007) Houston set its 25-man roster on Saturday by purchasing the contracts of relievers Rick White and Brian Moehler from Round Rock and optioning pitchers Matt Albers and Fernando Nieve and shortstop Eric Bruntlett to the Triple-A team. The Astros also reassigned catcher Eric Munson to Round Rock.
C Munson unlikely to make cut
(3/26/2007) MLB.com reports that Astros C Eric Munson, a non-roster invitee, is likely headed for Triple-A Round Rock to start the season, losing the backup catcher role to Humberto Quintero. Munson is hitting a nice .395 with 9 RBI, compared to Quintero's .200 average, but Quintero has been better behind the plate. "I don't want to exclude Munson out of that," manager Phil Garner said. "Obviously, I'm using 'Q' more now and 'Q' is in the lead in that hunt. But Munson continues to have a nice spring and he's been very good behind the plate."
Astros C Gimenez done for season
(2/28/2007) MLB.com reports that Astros catcher Hector Gimenez has received word that he'll need surgery for a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will likely miss the entire 2007 season. Gimenez will fly to Houston to have the surgery on March 5 and stay there for much of his rehab with Astros trainers. "I'm disappointed, but I know that that's what it has to be, to be healthy again." Gimenez said. "That's what I want. Even though I know I'm ready for the surgery, I'm scared, too, because it's the first time that I've had surgery in my career. But I have to do it, and work hard to come back."
(2/6/2007) MLB.com reports that the Astros' No. 2 catcher will likely see more at-bats this year because starter Brad Ausmus is not expected to play in 139 games again, like he did last season.
Astros hand out spring invites
(1/4/2007) The Astros agreed to minor league contracts with five players, including catcher Eric Munson, who appeared in 53 games last season. Infielder Cody Ransom and pitchers Jose Rodriguez, Stephen Randolph and Kevin Walker also agreed to deals and were invited to spring training.
Astros shuffle 40-man roster
(10/10/2006) The Astros purchased the contract of RHP Paul Estrada from Double-A Corpus Christi and outrighted C Eric Munson and C J.R. House to Triple-A Round Rock.
Munson back up with Astros
(9/17/2006) The Astros recalled catcher Hector Gimenez and RHP Matt Albers from Triple-A Round Rock and purchased the contract of catcher Eric Munson and all three were in uniform Saturday. That gives Houston four catchers on the active roster. "I wanted Munson for another left-handed at-bat," manager Phil Garner said. "We hadn't planned to bring up Gimenez but he ended up having such a great playoff (at Round Rock), we wanted to reward him."
C Munson designated by Astros
(8/20/2006) The Astros designated catcher Eric Munson for assignment and recalled catcher J.R. House. House will back up Brad Ausmus, who leads all NL catchers with 852 innings caught.
Eric Munson goes yard
(8/20/2006) Eric Munson went 1-for-4 and hit his fifth homer on Saturday at Milwaukee.
Eric Munson will catch Backe
(8/14/2006) As he did Sunday, manager Phil Garner says he plans to use Eric Munson as the catcher for Brandon Backe the rest of the way, giving regular catcher Brad Ausmus more days off. "And we might use Eric on some other days too," Garner said. "We have to keep Brad strong for the rest of the season."
Munson starts for Houston
(7/7/2006) Manager Phil Garner benched C Brad Ausmus for Eric Munson one day after Ausmus ended an 0-for-40 slump with an infield single. Ausmus is batting .241, down 100 points from what he was hitting in mid-May. Munson is batting only .222, but is 6-for-16 with a homer and six RBI in his last four games. "Brad's struggling a little bit," Garner said. "Until he gets out of this, I'll use Munson."
Munson stuck in Catch-22
(7/4/2006) Astros manager Phil Garner would love to get C Eric Munson more at-bats, but he can't figure out a way to do it without removing another productive bat from the lineup. The backup catcher went 3-for-5 with five RBI in Sunday's 9-5 win at Texas.
Munson 0-for-4 as DH
(6/24/2006) Eric Munson was hitless in four at-bats as the Astros designated hitter at the White Sox Saturday.
E. Munson hits two homers
(6/11/2006) Eric Munson hit two homers to help the Houston Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 14-4 on Sunday. Munson had a solo homer in the third and a three-run shot in the sixth.
Eric Munson starts on Mon.
(5/23/2006) Eric Munson made his 10th start of the season Monday, batting fifth in the lineup -- his highest spot in the order despite entering the game with a .242 average. "He's been taking some pretty good swings. I think he's a threat," manager Phil Garner said. Munson was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
Munson provides the offense
(5/11/2006) Eric Munson was 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI in Thursday's game at L.A. Dodgers to provide the Dodgers with a spark. He got the start behind the plate for the Astros.
Munson homers for Houston
(5/2/2006) Backup Astros catcher Eric Munson homered in the seventh for Houston's first hit since the first inning.
Garner happy with Eric Munson
(4/18/2006) Astros manager Phil Garner said he's been happy with the play of backup catcher Eric Munson. Munson had spent most of his major league career at designated hitter, third base or first base after earning All-America honors at catcher while at Southern California. "He's comfortable there," Garner said. "He's been a catcher his whole life.
Munson gets familiar with staff
(4/8/2006) Eric Munson caught Wandy Rodriguez's bullpen session Friday and plans to continue catching bullpens to get familiar with the pitchers. The bullpen catcher would normally catch the pitchers' between-starts bullpens. "I'm going to try to catch as many as I can," Munson said. "You want to get to see the pitchers, but also to keep squatting and keep my legs in shape."
Munson gets start behind plate
(4/6/2006) Eric Munson made his first start at catcher since 2004, when he played for Detroit. An All-American catcher at Southern Cal, Munson has spent most of his pro career at designated hitter, third base or first base. "I love catching," he said. "That's what I grew up doing, so I'm real happy they gave me a chance to do it."
Astros buy Munson's contract
(4/2/2006) The Houston Astros purchased catcher Eric Munson's contract from Triple-A Round Rock and reassigned infielder Kevin Orie to the minors Saturday. He started against the Royals and had a solo home run in the sixth to finish the exhibition season with a team-best five homers. "He did a nice job," Garner said. "He showed tonight what he can do. He does have the ability to hit the long ball to right center."
Munson gets No. 2 catcher job
(3/31/2006) Eric Munson officially became the Houston Astros' backup catcher Friday when the Baltimore Orioles claimed Raul Chavez off waivers. Munson and Chavez battled in spring training for the spot behind regular catcher Brad Ausmus.
Munson in hunt for roster spot
(3/28/2006) C Raul Chavez, who is on the 40-man roster, and Eric Munson, a non-roster invitee to camp, are the final two competitors for the backup catcher's job. Chavez is the better defensive catcher, but Munson has been hitting the ball well this spring.
Munson lights up old team
(3/22/2006) C Eric Munson, a non-roster invitee trying to earn a spot on the team, went 4-for-5 with two RBIs Tuesday against his former Detroit Tigers teammates.
E. Munson drives in a run
(3/3/2006) Astros INF Eric Munson started at 1B and drove in a run against the Indians in spring training play Thursday.
E. Munson to start at 1B
(3/2/2006) Astros infielder Eric Munson, a third baseman by trade, will start at first base and hit eighth against the Indians in the team's first spring game.
Astros give Munson minor deal
(12/22/2005) Right-handers Steve Sparks and Dave Borkowski were among five players who agreed Thursday to minor-league contracts with the Astros. Infielders Danny Klassen, Eric Munson and Kevin Orie also agreed to deals. Munson, 28, played in 11 games for Tampa Bay last season and hit .167 with two RBI, but in 100 games for Triple-A Durham, he batted .285 with 25 home runs and 71 RBI.
Munson outrighted to Triple-A
(10/12/2005) The Devil Rays outrighted INF Eric Munson to Triple-A Durham.
(5/17/2004) Eric Munson went 0-for-3 on Sunday. He is hitless in his last 11 at bats. According to the Detroit News, Tigers manager Alan Trammell is losing patience with the young third baseman as his average continues to fall towards the .200 mark.
Munson might sit again
(5/10/2004) The Detroit Free Press reports that Eric Munson, who has already been reserved for two consecutive games, might sit again Tuesday as the Tigers face another left-hander in Oakland's Barry Zito. "He's putting pressure on himself," said manager Alan Trammell. "He works very hard, but it seems that in the game he's pressing. Sometimes a little time off helps."
Munson has big night
(4/24/2004) Eric Munson went 2-for-3 with a homer, four RBI and four runs scored against Cleveland Friday.
Munson finds the seats
(4/9/2004) Eric Munson was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's game against the Twins.
Munson picks up a hit
(4/5/2004) Eric Munson was 1-for-4 in Monday's opener at Toronto.
Munson past thumb injury
(3/1/2004) The Detroit Free Press says Eric Munson has healed from last season's thumb injury. "I definitely learned a lot last year," Munson said. "Hopefully I won't make the same mistakes now. I feel a lot better coming into camp this year; I know now I can contribute."
Tigers reinstate Munson from DL
(10/1/2003) The Tigers reinstated Eric Munson from the disabled list to the major-league roster on Wednesday. He broke his left thumb Aug. 14 and missed the remainder of the season.
Munson progresses in rehab
(9/13/2003) Eric Munson had his cast removed from his left thumb on Friday. Tigers manager Alan Trammell said Munson might be able to return before the end of the season.
Munson could be done for season
(8/21/2003) The Detroit News reports that Eric Munson (thumb) has his hand in a cast and could be lost for the season. He had his thumb examined on Wednesday and ended up with a cast on his arm up to his elbow. "There's been a slight setback," said Tigers manager Alan Trammell. "Could it be the whole year? Maybe."
Eric Munson placed on 15-day DL
(8/14/2003) The Tigers placed Munson on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday due to a non-displaced fracture of his left thumb.
Munson out again Wednesday
(8/14/2003) Eric Munson (thumb) missed his second consecutive game on Wednesday.
Munson misses Tuesday's game
(8/12/2003) Eric Munson missed Tuesday's game due to a jammed thumb. He suffered the injury during Monday's game.
Eric Munson returns Tuesday
(8/5/2003) Munson (foot) returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday. He sat out Sunday due to the injury.
Munson out again on Sunday
(8/4/2003) Eric Munson missed Sunday's game due to a sore foot. According to the Detroit News, he was pulled for a defensive replacement in the sixth inning on Saturday.
Munson returns to third base
(8/2/2003) The Detroit Free Press reports that Eric Munson played at third base Friday at Minnesota. He had missed four games with a sprained ankle.
Munson expects to play Friday
(8/1/2003) The Detroit news reports that Eric Munson (ankle) will probably play at the Twins on Friday.
Munson might return on Friday
(7/30/2003) Eric Munson (ankle) missed his third straight game on Wednesday.
Munson available to pinch-hit
(7/30/2003) Eric Munson (ankle) might not start any games during the Tigers' three-game series at Seattle that began Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Munson out of the lineup
(7/29/2003) Eric Munson (ankle) was not in the lineup on Tuesday, missing his second consecutive game.
Munson sprains left ankle
(7/28/2003) Eric Munson suffered a sprained left ankle in the eighth inning of Saturday's game, according to the Detroit News.
Eric Munson returns for Detroit
(6/10/2003) Munson (groin) returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday. It is his first time starting at third base since June 4.
Munson might return Tuesday
(6/9/2003) The Detroit News reports that Eric Munson (groin) might return to the starting lineup Tuesday against Los Angeles.
Munson still bothered by groin
(6/8/2003) Eric Munson (groin) was again out of the starting lineup on Sunday. He is suffering from a sore groin which has limited him to duty as a pinch-hitter.
Munson misses second straight game
(6/7/2003) Eric Munson missed his second consecutive game on Friday due to a strained groin.
Another home run for Munson
(5/11/2003) Eric Munson was 1-for-2 with a solo home run and three walks on Sunday. It is the first time in his career that he has hit home runs in consecutive games.
(5/6/2003) Eric Munson has hit in five straight games and seven of his last eight. He's hitting .310 (9-for-29) during that eight-game span, and also stole his first career base on Monday.
Munson hits second home run
(4/5/2003) Eric Munson has been most of Detroit's offense so far this season. He was 1-for-2 with a walk and two-run home run on Friday.
Eric Munson wins starting job
(3/24/2003) Munson will be the Tigers' starting third baseman, according to the Detroit Free Press. "I think everyone would agree he's looked pretty good there," Alan Trammell said.
Munson plays strong third base
(3/12/2003) According to the Detroit Free Press, Eric Munson played a strong third base in Tuesday's preseason game. "This is two good games in a row for Eric," manager Alan Trammell said. "He showed good reactions. He looks more comfortable. That's what you hope for over time. What he's done the last couple of days is definitely what we're looking for." Trammell also said Munson might play third in the regular season "if I see more of what I've seen of late."
Munson working at third
(2/26/2003) The Detroit Free Press says Eric Munson will see a lot of time at third base in exhibition games. He is out of options, and playing third is his best chance to make the team. The Detroit News said he botched a play at third in Wednesday's intrasquad game. "It was a careless play," Trammell said. "It looked pretty simple, but it's only one day."
(9/23/2002) The Detroit Free Press reports Munson might be given a tryout at third base next spring. "He told me he played some third base in high school and college," manager Luis Pujols said. The Tigers would probably be forced to use Munson as their designated hitter otherwise, because they're not considering him as an outfielder. If he indeed plays third base, it will increase his position eligibility, not to mention make him a more valuable Fantasy commodity at a thinner position.
(7/25/2000) The Tigers returned the prospect to AA after he had received just 5 major league at bats. New acquisition Hal Morris will man 1B as long as Tony Clark and Robert Fick remain out. While the move might appear gutless, Munson's .267 BA and high K rate at AA suggest that more development time is exactly what's needed.