"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.Analysis:
Ruiz is expected to begin rehab games later in the week if all goes well, likely on Friday. He has been out since late June while recovering from concussion symptoms. Ruiz has hit .257/.363/.357 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 230 at-bats.Analysis:
Manager John Farrell told reporters Vazquez will catch three out of every five games, matching up with Rubby De La Rosa, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz, while veteran David Ross takes Jake Peavy and Jon Lester.Analysis:
Hanigan was a late scratch from Friday's game as a result of the injury, and is day to day moving forward at this point.Analysis:
Perez drew a walk in his only plate appearance with the team. He heads back to Triple-A after the Cardinals claimed catcher George Kottaras off waivers Friday.Analysis:
Kottaras isn't in the starting lineup Saturday, but he could become an option for regular playing time with Yadier Molina sidelined by a serious thumb injury. Kottaras went 6 for 21 with three home runs in 10 appearances with the Indians.Analysis:
Vazquez went hitless in his major-league debut Wednesday, but made up for it Friday. He was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two doubles. He drove in runs with each of those doubles, finishing the game with three driven in during the win.
Vazquez is now 3 for 7 in his first two major-league games.Analysis:
Clevenger hit .243/.400/.378 in 24 games with the Orioles earlier in the season.Analysis:
Garcia had surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. He's expected to miss the rest of the season while recovering from the surgery.
Molina had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. He's expected to miss between 8-12 weeks while he recovers. He hopes to be back before the end of the regular season.Analysis:
Mesoraco's big fly sparked the team's eighth inning comeback. He worked a four-pitch at-bat from Tony Watson. On the final pitch, Mesoraco belted a 96 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI.Analysis: