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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||450.00||5.00||.253||40.00||41.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Miami||19||2||0|| .190|| .158|| .105|
|vs Haren (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||86||18||1|| .227|| .314|| .209|
|12/19/2014||Christian Bethancourt, C ATL|
Brad Boxberger, RP TB
|Jeremy Guthrie, SP KC|
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
|12/19/2014||Christian Bethancourt, C ATL|
Tyrone Taylor, CF MIL
|Brad Hand, RP MIA|
Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM
|12/18/2014||Kolten Wong, 2B STL||Christian Bethancourt, C ATL|
|Last 10 Games|
Braves recall C Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(8/24/15) The Braves announced Monday they have recalled catcher Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A, giving the young backstop another opportunity after his demotion to the minors in June.
Bethancourt hit .198 prior to his demotion with the parent club, but at Gwinnett, was hitting over .300.
In a corresponding move, the Braves optioned utility man Eury Perez to Triple-A.
Braves C Christian Bethancourt hitting .321 at Triple-A
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/16/15) Braves young catcher Christian Bethancourt has had positive results since being demoted to Triple-A in the middle of June. Bethancourt, who was the Opening Day catcher for the Braves this season, is batting .321 with two homers and nine RBI in 21 games with the Gwinnett Braves.
Bethancourt struggled mightily with the big club this season, batting just .198 and a 18:3 K:BB ratio in 101 at-bats prior to his demotion.
Braves demote Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/15/15) The Braves will option catcher Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday, according to MLB.com. The subsequent move has yet to be revealed.
"He won't be forgotten. We're sending him out with a very clear plan," president of baseball operations John Hart said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Bethancourt has struggled offensively all season, batting .208 with one home run, six doubles and nine RBI in 29 games. He has also had some defensive struggles, allowing five passed balls in 27 games, per Baseball-Reference.com.
Bethancourt began the season as the Braves' starting catcher before quickly being placed in a rotation with veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
Braves C Chrstian Bethancourt hits walk-off homer to down Pirates
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/6/15) Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt hadn't hit a home run in 201 major league at-bats. On at-bat No. 202, Bethancourt hit a walk-off home run to beat the Pirates 5-4 on Saturday.
Bethancourt went 3 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored. The performance brought his batting average to .205 on the season.
"I've been feeling more confidence," said Bethancourt, per MLB.com. "I've been working in the cage with the hitting coach and during [batting practice]. You know, trying to get back on track and finally it seems like it's showing up. So I'm happy with it."
Juan Uribe starting, batting fifth in Braves lineup Wednesday
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) The newest Braves acquisition, Juan Uribe, will start at third base and bat fifth Wednesday night against his former team, the Dodgers.
The Dodgers traded Uribe to Atlanta for Alberto Callaspo on Tuesday.
Left fielder Johnny Gomes will hit seventh and Andrelton Simmons will bat eighth.
The only other change from Tuesday is that A.J. Pierzynski will start at catcher for Christian Bethancourt. Pierzynski is hitting sixth.
|2014 summary: After taking two steps forward at Double-A Mississippi in 2013, Christian Bethancourt took half a step back at Triple-A Gwinnett last year, but he was still respectable enough with the bat for the Braves to stick with their plan of turning over the starting catcher job to him in 2015. He got a taste of the role down the stretch in 2014 with Evan Gattis sidelined by strep throat and a kidney stone and didn't embarrass himself with a .248 batting average.|
Playing time status: Though the Braves appear ready to make Bethancourt their primary catcher, they did sign veteran A.J. Pierzynski this offseason, and because the two bat on opposite sides of the plate, it's possible they could settle into a platoon of some kind. It's also possible Gattis could catch some as well, but the plan is for him to man left field.
2015 outlook: Make no mistake: The reason the Braves are so eager to get Bethancourt in the lineup is because of his defense. Because he's only 23 and did have one season in the minors when he hit double-digit home runs, he could develop enough pop to matter in Fantasy someday, but probably not as a rookie, especially since his poor plate discipline precludes him from a high batting average. Even with everyday at-bats, which aren't guaranteed, he's no better than a No. 2 catcher in NL-only leagues.
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