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24 Evan Gattis C
Height/Weight: 6-4/260 | Birthdate: 8/18/1986 | Birthplace: Dallas, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 97/65 | Average Draft Position: 130.70
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Evan Gattis says back responding well


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis said Wednesdat that his back has responded well to the two games he has played since returning from the disabled list, MLB.com reports.

Gattis is just 1 for 7 with a walk over his last two games, and he added that he is still working to regain his timing after missing close to a month on the disabled list. He has hit .286/.339/.545 with 16 home runs and 39 RBI in 231 at-bats.


Braves activate Evan Gattis


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) The Braves activated catcher Evan Gattis (back) from the disabled list, and he's expected be in the lineup Monday against the Marlins. Gattis completed a four-game rehab assignment Sunday.

For the season, he's hitting .290 with 16 homers and 39 RBI in 63 games.


Evan Gattis set to return from DL Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he expects catcher Evan Gattis (back) to return to the starting lineup Monday against the Marlins. Gattis finished a four-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett Sunday.

Evan Gattis catches five innings in second rehab game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis was able to play the field in his second rehab game.

Gattis lasted five inning behind the plate. He went 0 for 2 at the plate before he was removed from the game. Gattis is hoping to return to the majors Monday. 


Evan Gattis hoping to return Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis is hoping to return to the starting lineup Monday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gattis is dealing with a back injury, but has started a rehab assignment. Manager Fredi Gonzalez seemed to agree with the Monday timeline. "If he feels good then we’ll activate him on Monday," Gonzalez said. 

Gattis is hitting .290/.342/.558 over 224 at-bats. 


Evan Gattis getting up to speed on rehab assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis got through his first rehab assignment without issue Thursday, as he served as a designated hitter for Triple-A Gwinnett.

Gattis went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in his first action since he was sidelined in late June by a back injury. He told MLB.com after the game he will need a handful of games to get his timing right, and that batting is his main concern at this point.

"It'll take time," Gattis said. "I think hits will be there and everything like that will come back. I'm really just happy to get through this one healthy. First time seeing live pitching, first time really trying to gear up for a fastball. In [batting practice], you just can't replicate it at game speed. So, it was really good."

The injury only bothers Gattis when he swings, so he is not sure when he will get behind the plate for Gwinnett. But he expects to do so before he returns to the majors.

"Other than striking out a couple of times, it went well," Gattis said. "Glad to get through this day, see some pitches and I feel good. I feel healthy, so hopefully, I get to catch in the next couple of days."


Evan Gattis set to begin rehab assignment Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) As expected, Braves catcher Evan Gattis (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett Thursday, according to MLB.com. Gattis is expected to need 3-4 rehab games before coming off the disabled list.

Evan Gattis on track to begin rehab assignment Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis (back) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gattis will take batting practice with Class A Rome again Wednesday and if all goes well, then he will attempt to DH Thursday for Gwinnett.

Gattis is expected to play in 3-4 games on a rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list.


Evan Gattis could begin rehab assignment Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that catcher Evan Gattis might begin a rehab assignment as soon as Wednesday with Class A Rome, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Gattis, who may be held out until Thursday and begin his assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett instead, is expected to play at least three games before returning to the Braves, so his earliest potential return would come Saturday if everything breaks right. He has been sidelined since June 27 while recovering from a back injury.


Evan Gattis takes batting practice


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis felt good enough after taking some swings Friday that he participated in batting practice before Class A Rome's game Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"He’ll do the same (workout) today, and then just keep ramping him up that way," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday morning. "(Rome) doesn’t play Monday; they play Tuesday. But we haven’t talked about any of that (rehab assignment) stuff yet. Maybe he comes in today and it’s gotten a little sore and (he says) I don’t want to do all that stuff. But I think it was encouraging what he was able to do (Friday)."

Gattis was placed on the disabled list in late June with a bulging disk in his back. If he continues to progress, he could be ready to join the Braves soon after the All-Star break.


Evan Gattis cleared to begin swinging


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis has been cleared to increase his activity at Class A Rome, though he is not yet ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Gattis, who is working his way back from a back injury, has been cleared only to begin swinging a bat. He will try to progress to batting practice in the next few days, and could begin a rehab assignment early next week if he avoids a setback.

It is not yet clear if Gattis is expected to return shortly after the All-Star break, but his rehab assignment could begin during it. 


When Evan Gattis returns, Christian Bethancourt to head down


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday that the team has no plans to move Evan Gattis to a different position when he returns, meaning Christian Bethancourt will likely be sent back to the minors when Gattis is activated, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

An excellent defensive catcher, Bethancourt has hit .281/.324/.313 in 32 at-bats over eight games since joining the Braves. There was speculation the team could be entertaining a positional shift of Gattis even before his back injury. However, it appears the Braves will stick with Gattis behind the plate and let Bethancourt continue to develop at the Triple-A level.


Evan Gattis could catch bullpens this weekend


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis could be cleared to catch bullpen sessions this weekend, according to MLB.com.

That's the hope, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gattis has been sidelined due to a back injury. The team has not put a timetable on his return just yet. He was hitting .290/.342/.558 over 224 at-bats prior to the injury. 


Manager: Evan Gattis won't be off DL right after All-Star break


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Fredi Gonzalez has revealed that Braves catcher Evan Gattis will likely be out beyond the return of the team from the All-Star break, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A back injury is still preventing Gattis from resuming baseball activities. The injury halted a fine season for Gattis, who had compiled a stat line of .290/.342/.558.


Evan Gattis unsure of when he will return from DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis (back) said Sunday he has not yet been cleared to run, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gattis added he's unsure of when he will return from the disabled list.

Evan Gattis receives epidural injection


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) As planned, Braves catcher Evan Gattis had an epidural for the bulging disc in his thoracic spine on Tuesday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday. Gattis was placed on the disabled list Monday and remains without a timetable. He owned a .290/.342/.558 slash line with 16 home runs and 39 RBI in 224 at-bats before landing on the DL.

Braves not entertaining idea of moving Evan Gattis to OF


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he "has never even entertained the idea" of catcher Evan Gattis (back) returning as an outfielder once he comes off the disabled list, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Bulging thoracic disc to send Evan Gattis to disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis will be placed on the disabled list after Monday's MRI revealed a bulging thoracic disc, the team announced.

Gattis will be scheduled to receive an epidural to help his injured back. The team will make a corresponding roster move prior to Tuesday's game. Gattis has hit .290/.342/.558 with 16 home runs and 39 RBI in 224 at-bats.


Evan Gattis still sidelined with back injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis was sidelined again Monday against the Mets due to a back injury, missing a fourth straight start. Christian Bethancourt was behind the plate Monday for Atlanta.

Evan Gattis set for MRI after weekend series


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis missed both games of Saturday's doubleheader against the Phillies due to a back injury, as he opted to receive treatment through the day instead.

The Braves called up a catcher from the minors and the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports they plan to keep him around for a few days, to see if Gattis' back can heal without a trip to the disabled list. He had X-rays taken on the back, but they came back negative as the team believes it is a muscular issue. He will have an MRI taken when the team returns to Atlanta.  


Evan Gattis needs a breather Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis was not in the team's starting lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

Gattis had to leave Friday's game in the first inning due to back spasms. Gerald Laird will fill in as the team's starting catcher Saturday. Through 224 at-bats, Gattis is hitting .290/.342/.558.


Evan Gattis leaves with muscle spasms


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis was forced out of Friday's game against the Phillies in the first inning, due to back spasms.

The team announced Gattis' absence after he left the game following his first at-bat. He is officially day to day moving forward. 


Julio Teheran wants Evan Gattis behind plate for his starts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Although it was evident Saturday that Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran and catcher Evan Gattis were having communication issues, Teheran reiterated Sunday he wants Gattis behind the plate for his starts, per MLB.com.

"I know sometimes [Gattis] feels bad," Teheran said on Sunday. "I just talked to him and said, 'Don't feel bad,' I've got a lot of pitches that I've got to make and sometimes I want to show them what I have … But we've been doing a great job together. Even yesterday, I had 10 [strikeouts]. It's good."


Regression may not be so steep for Evan Gattis


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/16/2014) Over his last 16 games, as his Fantasy owners well know, Evan Gattis has been a one-man wrecking crew, batting .417 (25 for 60) with seven home runs and a 1.286 OPS.

Before then, he was batting .240, which seemed not so out of character given his poor plate discipline and inconsistent playing time. So I was sure this hot streak, as welcome as it's been, was too good to be true and that he was bound to regress in the days ahead.

But now I'm ... less sure.

Which isn't to say I think he'll hit .297 all season, but the main stat used to appraise batting average happens to work in his favor. He entered Monday with a .313 BABIP, which isn't far off from the league average of .300. How is that possible with his poor plate discipline? An especially high percentage of his hits are home runs, which don't count toward his batting average on balls in play, keeping it low relative to his overall batting average.

So won't his batting average fall when he stops hitting so many home runs? I guess so, but judging by his 21 homers in 354 at-bats last year, I don't think his current pace is excessive. Say he "slumps" to .275 or so. With all the home runs he hits, he's still a top-five catcher.

Especially if more at-bats are indeed in his future with his rumored move to left field.


Braves considering making changes to lineup?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) With Braves catcher prospect Christian Bethancourt on a roll offensively at Triple-A Gwinnett, Atlanta has started toying with the idea of shaking up their lineup, according to MLB.com.

The lineups moves would include moving catcher Evan Gattis to left field, Justin Upton to right field, Jason Heyward to center field and struggling outfielder B.J. Upton to the bench. The lineup changes would create an opening for Bethancourt to start at catcher.

Bethancourt has always been lauded for his defense, but the 22-year-old catcher is beginning to improve offensively. He is batting .312 with a .764 OPS in his last 37 games at Triple-A.

"We're hearing [Bethancourt] right now," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We're paying attention."