MILWAUKEE — After the most satisfying of his 17 professional seasons, Erik Kratz is coming back for one more year with the Brewers.

The veteran catcher agreed Tuesday days ahead of the Friday deadline for teams to tender contracts or release them.

MILWAUKEE — After the most satisfying of his 17 professional seasons, Erik Kratz is coming back for one more year with the Brewers.

The veteran catcher agreed Tuesday days ahead of the Friday deadline for teams to tender contracts or release them.

Kratz’s new deal will pay $1.2 million in the Major Leagues, MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported.

Right now, it seems that he will share time behind the plate together with Pina. The Brewers’ 40-man roster also includes grabbing potential Jacob Nottingham, coming off a season in which he made his Major League debut.

Milwaukee acquired Kratz in the ’ Triple-A affiliate May 25 for a player to be called (Minor League infielder Wendell Rijo), and in his era 38 season when playing his 12th organization, Kratz made the most of the chance. He emerged and made 54 regular-season begins as the Brewers’ catcher down the stretch and into October, when Kratz logged his first career postseason plate appearances.

Kratz made the most of these, too, heading 5-for-8 with just two crucial RBIs in the National League Division Series against the Rockies, along the way getting the oldest position player to start his postseason debut since Milwaukee native Lave Cross did so at age 39 for its 1905 Athletics.

“We played together in rookie ball,” Kratz joked.

Video: NLCS Gm6: Kratz knocks a run-scoring only to correct

The veteran Brewers catchers were Rick Dempsey, who played with together with the Brewers in 1991 beyond his 42nd birthday, and Gregg Zaun, who celebrated his birthday with the Brewers in 2010.

“Retirement isn’t on my radar as in,’Yep, this is when I am going to get it done,'” Kratz said throughout the postseason. “I have not had a good enough career to retire. I am just going to stop. I’ll only be outside. That is what is going to occur.”

However, he’s not out.

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