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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: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 90/63
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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.


Report: Braves' Evan Gattis in Houston for a physical exam


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) The Braves are engaged with three teams in trade negotiations for catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today on Wednesday. The Astros, Rangers and Royals have been among the clubs that have shown interest this winter, per MLB.com.

According to a source close to Gattis, he was in Houston on Wednesday undergoing a physical exam in anticipation of a possible deal. A rival executive told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that a trade agreement must be in place and the commissioner’s office must be notified before a team consents to a player having a physical. He hit .263/.317/.493 over 369 at-bats, but was hindered by a back injury over the second half of the year. Gattis won't be a free-agent until 2019.


Report: Braves still talking Gattis trade, but no deal imminent


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) The Braves are still talking with teams about a potential trade involving catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis, according to MLB.com. However, no deal appears imminent.

The offseason trades of Justin Upton and Jason Heyward has created regular at-bats in left field for Gattis, who is listed as the starting left fielder on the team's official website. It appears Christian Bethancourt and A.J. Pierzynski will get most of the starts at catcher.


Braves, A.J. Pierzynski agree to deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2014) The Braves have agreed to a deal with catcher A.J. Pierzynski, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports. Pierzynski's deal is expected to be for about $2 million, but it won't be finalized until January.

Pierzynski will fill a veteran presence to complement young catcher Christian Bethancourt, and the agreement also means the Braves are serious about moving forward with Evan Gattis in left field full-time, according to Eye On Baseball.

Pierzynski hit .251/.288/.337 in 338 at-bats between Boston and St. Louis in 2014. However, he managed to smack a combined 44 home runs over his previous two seasons.


Report: Rangers not interested in dealing prospect Gonzalez for Gattis


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) While the Rangers are interested in Braves catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis, Atlanta asked for starting pitcher prospect Alex Gonzalez as part of the trade. However, that turned into a deal-breaker for Texas, according to MLB.com.

The 2013 first-round pick Gonzalez went 12-6 with a 2.66 ERA and 1.18 WHIP last season between high Class A and Double-A.


Report: Rangers eyeing Braves C Evan Gattis


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Rangers have shown an interest in trading for Braves catcher Evan Gattis in their attempt to secure a power bat, major league sources have told the Dallas Morning News. The Braves have also been shopping slugging outfielder Justin Upton.

Texas is more interested in Gattis, who is controllable for four more years and not eligible for arbitration until after the 2015 season. Gattis can also fill in as an outfielder.


Report: Braves wanted Yordano Ventura in return for Evan Gattis


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) According to MLB.com reporter Mark Bowman, when the Royals expressed interest in trading for catcher Evan Gattis, the Braves asked for pitcher Yordano Ventura in return. The Royals aren't expected to trade their young right-hander in the offseason, per the report.

The Braves have been shopping Gattis around to multiple teams, including the Astros, Athletics and Marlins. If he stays put in Atlanta, the Braves are expected to move him to left field to start the season.


Report: Braves/Astros discussed deal for Evan Gattis


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Braves and Astros discussed a possible trade for catcher Evan Gattis, according to FoxSports.com.

The deal comes with a twist, as Atlanta reportedly told Houston that they would have to take B.J. Upton as well. Upton still has $46.35 million on his contract, and the Astros were hesitant to take on that much money. The Braves were said to be targeting center fielder Dexter Fowler. Catcher Carlos Corporan's name also came up in conversations. 


Report: Athletics, Braves talking trade involving Upton


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) The Athletics are discussing a deal with the Braves that would land them on-the-block outfielder Justin Upton and catcher Evan Gattis, according to Fox Sports, which is further reporting that standout starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija is being dangled as bait.

Upton is receiving interest from several teams, but his free agency status after this season is a drawback for suitors.


Report: Athletics talking to Braves about Upton, Gattis


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) The Athletics are talking to the Braves about outfielder Justin Upton and catcher Evan Gattis, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Oakland was involved in a shocking deal on Friday, and it doesn't appear the club is done making deals just yet. Upton is coming off a season in which he hit .270/.342/.491 over 566 at-bats. The 27-year-old is entering the final year of his contract.

Gattis hit .263/.317/.493 over 369 at-bats. He was hindered by a back injury over the second half of the year. Gattis won't be a free-agent until 2019.


Report: Marlins showing interest in Evan Gattis, Chris Davis


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) The Marlins have expressed interest in acquiring Braves catcher Evan Gattis and Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, according to the Miami Herald.

Gattis has been mentioned in trade rumors this offseason. It has also been spectulated he could move from catcher to left field.

Gattis, 28, hit .263 with 22 homers and 52 RBI last season while Davis, 28, hit .196 with 26 homers and 72 RBI. Davis was also third in the MVP race in 2013, hitting .286, 53 homers, 138 RBI.


Report: Braves could shift Evan Gattis to left field in 2015


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Now that the Braves have traded Jason Heyward to the Cardinals on Monday, it appears as if Atlanta could try to shift Justin Upton to right field and catcher Evan Gattis to left field, president of baseball operations John Hart said, per USA Today.

Gattis appeared in a career-high 108 games in his second season in the majors in 2014, but has never made an appearance at left field for the Braves. Manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated at the end of the season that Gattis could be an option to play left field at the start of the 2015 season.


Braves' Hart: Evan Gattis rumor is 'absolutely inaccurate'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Braves president of baseball operations John Hart didn't seem too pleased with the report from the New York Post that the team is pushing hard to trade catcher Evan Gattis, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"We are coming in with the idea that we don’t have to trade anybody," Hart said. "We have received calls on people. We haven’t had any conversations yet. That (Gattis rumor) is absolutely inaccurate. And quite frankly, I think anybody that says that, if you look, I’ve got two corner outfielders (Justin Upton, Jason Heyward) who’ve got one year left (before free agency) and I’ve got one potential corner outfielder (Gattis) that’s got four years left (under contractual control)."


Report: Braves pushing hard to deal Evan Gattis


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) The Braves are pushing hard to trade catcher Evan Gattis, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. American League teams could be interested since Gattis can play DH and in the field more often.

Evan Gattis playing in left field in 2015 is 'an option' for Braves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis appeared in a career-high 108 games in his second season in the majors in 2014, which was three more games than he played as a rookie in 2013. He appeared in 93 games at catcher and three games at DH, but he made no starts at first base or left field, which were two positions he saw playing time at as a rookie.

Though, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Gattis could play around 140 games next season if he were to play in left field on top of his catcher responsibilities.

"That's an option," Gonzalez said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Evan Gattis back in starting lineup Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis is back in action Thursday for their game against visiting Pittsburgh. He had been limited to pinch-hitting duties the last three games and has been out of the starting lineup since Sept. 7.

Gattis returns with a .268/.322/.503 stat line.


Evan Gattis to return Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis is set to return Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gattis will be slowly eased into action. He's expected to play about five innings in his first game back. He hasn't started a game since September 7 due to kidney stones.


Evan Gattis still not ready to start Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis remains sidelined Wednesday for their game against Pittsburgh. Christian Bethancourt is set to start instead.

Strep throat and a kidney stone have prevented Gattis from starting since Sept. 7. He has made three pinch-hitting appearances without a hit over the last four days.


Evan Gattis remains out of lineup


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/23/2014) Though he was able to pinch hit both Saturday and Monday, Braves catcher Evan Gattis was out of the lineup for a 14th straight game Tuesday against the Pirates. He has been sidelined by strep throat and a kidney stone.

Rookie Christian Bethancourt once again started in his absence.


Evan Gattis hopes to catch this week


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/22/2014) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Evan Gattis is aiming to return to catching for the Braves sometime before the end of the season. Gattis made an appearance as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's game against the Mets, but he has not played defensively since Sept. 7.

Gattis has been out the last two weeks with strep throat and a kidney stone. He was not in the Braves' starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the Pirates.


Braves duo remain out with injuries


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) On Sunday, for the third game in a row, both Evan Gattis (illness) and Jason Heyward (thumb) were out of the Braves' starting lineup. There is still no specific timetable for either's return, though the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Gattis took batting practice on Friday and may be available to pinch hit. They also reported that Heyward was not expected to play at all for Sunday's game against the Mets, but he could return for Monday's series opener against the Pirates.

Evan Gattis, Jason Heyward out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis and outfielder Jason Heyward are not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets.

Gattis hasn't played since Sept. 7 as he continues to deal with a kidney stone. Heyward injured his thumb Wednesday and hasn't played since.