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Height/Weight: 6-4/260 | Birthdate: 8/18/1986 | Birthplace: Dallas, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 96/76 | Average Draft Position: 95.18
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Astros' Chris Carter replaces Evan Gattis at DH


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:30 pm ET) Astros DH Evan Gattis is not listed in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game at Oakland. After 11 straight starts at DH, Gattis heads to the bench, replaced at DH by first baseman Chris Carter

Marwin Gonzalez gets his third start of the year at first base, batting eighth in the lineup. 

The Astros are +105 money line underdogs at Oakland. 


Astros' Evan Gattis slugs first home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-1 win over the A's Wednesday.

Gattis went hitless in his first five games of the season but has managed a hit in each of his last three games, culminating with his first home run of the year Wednesday.

"It was pretty exciting when he got back to the dugout," manager A.J. Hinch said after the game, per the Associated Press. "Everyone in that clubhouse knows how much he's grinding to try to break out. So maybe this is a sign of things to come. He certainly takes every at-bat as if it's his last at-bat."

Even with the homer, Gattis has hit just .094/.121/.188 in 32 at-bats.


Hinch blames struggles of DH Gattis on new environment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch has been motivated to defend struggling designated hitter Evan Gattis, who has just two hits in 28 at-bats to start the season.

Gattis, who arrived in Houston via trade wth Atlanta, slammed 82 extra-base hits with the Braves over the last two years combined. He has two measly singles so far in 2015.

"There's always an adjustment to a new team," Hinch told MLB Network Radio. "There's probably a little extra frustration when the hits aren't coming."

The good news for Gattis is that his two hits have come in the last two games, indicating that he could be emerging from his slump.


Astros' Evan Gattis picks up first hit of season Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis recorded his first hit of the season Monday, going 1 for 4 in his team's 8-1 loss to the A's.

Gattis entered the day 0 for 20 at the plate and extended the hitless run to 23 at-bats, making the final out in an inning twice. He wasn then able to single to lead off the ninth inning to finally get on the board.

"It's been a grind for him to get a hit," manager A.J. Hinch said after the game, per MLB.com. "He hit the ball on the nose early in the game. He cares a lot and works hard. He's a good hitter and he's going to get hits. The timing of the year really exaggerated what he was going through. He's hit the ball on the nose a number of times these first six or seven games. Evan Gattis will get plenty of hits for us."

Gattis's hitless streak actually dates back to last season, as his last hit with the Braves came on Sept. 6. All in all, he went 37 straight at-bats without recording a hit.


Astros not concerned with catcher Evan Gattis' slow start


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Astros catcher Evan Gattis has started the first week of the season in a bit of a slump. Coming into Saturday's game, Gattis was yet to record a hit and had nine strikeouts in his 15 at-bats. Manager A.J. Hinch isn't ready to start worrying yet, reports MLB.com.

"It's early," Hinch said. "It's not a ton of at-bats. No one is more frustrated than him. He's not used to having stretches like that, but he's a pro. He's a good player, and he's going to make adjustments. I have very little concern about Evan and how productive he's going to be."


Astros tweak lineup vs. LHP Derek Holland


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch chose to roll with Jonathan Villar at third base and Robbie Grossman in left field Friday night against left-hander Derek Holland and the Rangers, per MLB.com. Luis Valbuena and Colby Rasmus received a day off against the southpaw.

Hinch also flip-flopped struggling DH Evan Gattis and Chris Carter in the batting order. Gattis has started his stint with the Astros 0 for 11 with eighth strikeouts. He will hit fifth, while Carter will move to the cleanup spot.


Astros' Evan Gattis strikes out four times for second straight game


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis struggled mightily at the plate for the second consecutive game on Thursday. Gattis struck out four times in four at-bats, just as he did on Wednesday.

"I've never been booed by my own fans before," he said, per MLB.com.

"It's embarrassing," he said. "I'm pretty sure I've never done [0-for-4 with four strikeouts] in my career before [Wednesday], and then two in a row. … Yeah, it's disappointing. I'm just a better hitter than what I've done so far this year."

Astros manager A.J. Hinch classified struggles as two bad days at work.

"We've all had them," Hinch said. "For him, when he's DHing, I think the hard part is getting over that being the only thing you're doing. You're out there to hit, and you love to hit. No doubt it's a couple of bad days at work."


Astros C Evan Gattis hopes to stay injury-free in 2015


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Astros catcher Evan Gattis is entering the 2015 season healthy. He hopes to keep it that way too. 

In the past two seasons, the first two of his in the MLB, Gattis has dealt with injuries that caused him to miss numerous games. With the Braves, before being dealt to Houston this past January, he played 105 games in 2013 and 108 in 2014. Oblique and back injuries caused him to miss quite a few games, though he said he's feeling fine entering 2015. Gattis did have a minor wrist injury during spring training. 

"I feel like spring was really good," Gattis said, via the Houston Chronicle. "Other than the wrist thing, the scare, I feel like healthy, 100 percent ready to go."

In his first two seasons, Gattis has hit .253 and 43 home runs. The Astros face the Indians Monday night. 


Astros' Luhnow: Evan Gattis will mostly DH, play left field


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Thursday that Evan Gattis will mostly play left field and serve as the team's designated hitter but could see some work at catcher as well, MLB.com reports.

"He will catch some, probably later in season," Luhnow said.

Gattis will slot in as the team's third catcher in addition to his regular role after coming to the team from the Braves this past offseason. He's 8 for 20 with one home run and two walks this spring.


Astros OF Evan Gattis (wrist) homers in return Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Astros outfielder Evan Gattis (wrist) returned to action Monday, going 1 for 3 with a home run in his team's 14-10 loss to the Braves.

Gattis has been slowed by a wrist injury this spring but has seen work in left field in minor-league action this past weekend. He served as the Braves' designated hitter Monday, smacking his first home run of the spring in the third inning. Gattis is slated to start in left field Wednesday against the Phillies, MLB.com reports.


Astros' Gattis, Oberholtzer expected to be ready for regular season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow said Monday that outfielder Evan Gattis (wrist) and pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (lat) are expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, MLB.com reports.

Gattis has been getting work in left field on the minor-league side as he continues his transition from catcher, but he's slated to serve as the team's designated hitter Monday. Oberholtzer has been recovering from a lat strain and illness but is slated to take the mound Wednesday.


Astros' Evan Gattis to line up as designated hitter Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Astros catcher Evan Gattis is scheduled to line up as the designated hitter in Monday's game against the Braves, reports MLB.com.

Gattis played four innings of a minor-league game Sunday in left field, going 0 for 1 at the plate with a walk.

"It went good," Gattis said. "I got jammed, but I guess it's a good sign it wasn't my wrist."

Gattis, who spent all of last season as a catcher, is getting more reps in left field, including Sunday.

"It was a sinking line drive," Gattis said. "It was actually a good one. I got one under my belt."


Astros' Hinch 'more comfortable' with Evan Gattis in left field


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Astros outfielder Evan Gattis is scheduled to play five innings in left field in a minor-league game Sunday after doing the same Saturday, when he had a ball hit to him, as he continues his transition to being the team's full-time left fielder, MLB.com reports.

"I'm more comfortable with him now in left field," Hinch said. "It's more about repetition. I joke with him only because he's put in a lot of work not to get a ton of game action. We've got 10 or 11 games left, and he'll see some left field as soon as this weekend if things are progressing for him."

Gattis spent the majority of his time with the Braves behind the plate, but he's expected to play left field primarily for the Astros while the team is at full strength. He's also been slowed by a wrist injury this spring.


Astros' Evan Gattis (wrist) taking batting practice Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Astros catcher Evan Gattis will take live batting practice Sunday and could accelerate his rehab if all goes well, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Gattis said he felt no pain after taking some swings off a tee Friday, and an MRI revealed no damage to his right wrist. He has missed a week of action due to the injury.


MRI reveals no damage to Astros C Evan Gattis' wrist


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/20/2015) Astros catcher Evan Gattis took 15-20 swings off a tee Friday and said he felt no pain, and received further good news when an MRI revealed no damage to his injured wrist, according to the Houston Chronicle. Gattis will continue to build up his swing in preparation for the season. 

Astros' Evan Gattis will play in B game, then hit off a tee on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Astros catcher Evan Gattis is scheduled to play in B game, but will only play defense in left field, according to the Houston Chronicle on Friday.

Gattis has been sidelined since Sunday due to right wrist discomfort. Once he's done with the B game, he will hit off a tee to test the pain tolerance his injured wrist.

"I don't want him to delay or take a step backwards to all the defensive work he's done with Gary (outfield coach Gary Pettis)," Hinch said. "I don't want to artificially take him out of games just because he's not swinging the bat right now. ... His legs are fine."

He is 5 for 14 with one double and two walks in five spring games.


Astros' Hinch: Evan Gattis (wrist) to attempt soft toss, hitting off tee


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday the plan is for catcher Evan Gattis (wrist) to attempt soft toss and hitting off a tee in the next two days as a way to test pain tolerance, according to MLB.com. Gattis has been sidelined since Sunday due to right wrist discomfort.

"I'm going to get him on the back fields here over the next couple days, hopefully, and get him some reps in a game in left when he returns to full action with us," Hinch said. "You'll see him in left field again. Trying to make him as comfortable as we can before Opening Day."


Astros C Evan Gattis yet to be cleared to swing bat


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Astros catcher Evan Gattis has yet to be cleared to swing a bat, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"He’s seen the doctor and we’re going to keep evaluating him day to day," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "He seems to be progressing nicely. We’re going to ramp up his activities a little bit over the next couple of days, but he won’t be doing a ton of activity. He still did some defensive work in left field yesterday and he’ll do it again today in the back fields. We have the off-day (Wednesday) and then we’ll see how he feels on Thursday."

Gattis was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to right wrist discomfort. He is 5 for 14 with one double and two walks in five spring games.


Evan Gattis scratched from Astros game with wrist injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Evan Gattis was scratched from the Astros lineup on Sunday with right wrist discomfort, according to a report by MLB.com's Brian McTaggart.

Gattis is hitting .364 this spring with two RBI.  


Astros' Evan Gattis dealing with dehydration


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Astros catcher Evan Gattis is battling dehydration Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Manager A.J. Hinch indicated that the issue isn't serious and shouldn't prevent Gattis from working out. Acquired this offseason from the Braves, Gattis should get work at first base and in the outfield this spring.


Hinch: Evan Gattis to get a look in left field for Astros


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch met with the media on Friday and outlined an intriguing experiment with newly acquired Evan Gattis

Gattis caught 135 games for the Braves over the last two seasons, but Hinch said the team would have him work primarily in left field at the start of camp. 

That doesn't mean Gattis is changing positions. Hinch cautioned the media not to read too much into anything at this point. 

Gattis has played 48 career games in left, most recently in 2013. 


Gattis to play at 1B, DH for Astros; Bad news for Singleton, Carter?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) With the signing of Colby Rasmus, the Astros have an even more crowded outfield, but it also means Houston won't have to lean on Evan Gattis to play primarly in left field.

In fact, Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow expects Gattis to occasionally play in left field, but to primarily play at first base and DH. Although, that doesn't bode well for playing time for Jon Singleton and Chris Carter.

“We don’t know what Gattis is going to look like in left field,” Luhnow said, per the Houston Chronicle. “If he’s good out there or adequate, I’m sure he’ll get some at-bats out there. Is he going to be our everyday left fielder? I can’t imagine that happening with the guys that we have, but we want to have that bat in the lineup.

“Guys that have options are going to have to prove to us that they belong in the big leagues. I don’t think it’s just Singleton. Like I said, we’ve got multiple options at every position on the diamond now. So, you know, players may not be playing their preferred position -- that puzzle will come together in spring training. We’re only guessing to try to figure it out right now.”


New acquisition Evan Gattis unsure of where he will play for Astros


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) New Astros acquisition Evan Gattis could be the team's primary left fielder following his acquisition from the Braves. In fact, he is listed as the starter in left field on the depth chart on the team's official website.

However, Gattis sounded Thursday as though he wasn't sure if he would see most of his playing time in left field. Gattis has spent most of his MLB career at catcher, but Jason Castro is currently embedded as the Astros' starting catcher.

“It’s really too early," Gattis told MLB.com. "We’ll see how it shakes out and see where our pieces end up at the end of spring. I think it’s too early to say what I’ll be playing more of. I’m not really worried bout positioning and stuff like that right now. I’m just ready to get after it, you know? I was prepared to go play left field with the Braves situation, too, so it’s not like anything will really change on my end.”


Braves/Astros announce Evan Gattis deal


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) The Braves have traded catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis and pitcher James Hoyt to the Astros for three prospects, the teams announced. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirmed the deal early on Wednesday. The deal was initially reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The 28-year-old Gattis is coming off a season in which he hit .263/.317/.493 over 369 at-bats. Gattis dealt with back issues during the season, causing him to miss time. Gattis is under team control through the 2018 season. It's unclear where Gattis will play with his new club.

Hoyt, 27, posted a 3.17 ERA over two levels of the minors last year. 

In return, the Braves will receive pitchers Mike Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman , and third baseman Rio Ruiz

Foltynewicz was rated as the Astros third-best prospect this year according to Baseball America. The 23-year-old pitched in 18 games with Houston last year, posting a 5.30 ERA.

Thurman, 23, posted a 5.38 ERA at Class A last year. The 20-year-old Ruiz .293/.387/.436 over 516 at-bats in High A.


Braves agree to trade Evan Gattis to Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) The Braves have agreed to deal catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis and pitcher James Hoyt to the Astros for three minor-league prospects, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed. The deal was initially reported by David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Those minor-leaguers include right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, third baseman Rio Ruiz and right-hander Andrew Thurman, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Foltynewicz would be a rotation candidate for this upcoming season, Sherman notes. Both sides have agreed to the players involved in the deal, but has not been finalized. Gattis was spotted in Houston on Wednesday undergoing a physical exam in anticipation of a possible trade.

Gattis hit .263/.317/.493 over 369 at-bats, but was hindered by a back injury over the second half of the year. The trade would give Houston three right-handed power hitters in Gattis, George Springer and Chris Carter. Gattis won't be a free-agent until 2019.

The deal is currently pending physicals.