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Evan Gattis | Catcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers could discuss a deal with the Braves involving Evan Gattis.
The Rangers have been connected to Gattis' teammate, Justin Upton, but Grant thinks Gattis could be their target instead since he's controllable for a few more years. However, Grant also cautions that the possibility of the two clubs matching up for a deal is "still a long-shot from being even a long-shot." The Braves would prefer to trade Upton out of the two since he'll be a free agent after next season. Dec 8 - 6:35 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves and Astros had trade discussions earlier this offseason about a deal involving Evan Gattis.

The interesting part is that the Braves wanted the Astros to take on B.J. Upton and his contract along with Gattis, which Houston didn't want to do. Atlanta would have received Dexter Fowler and a pitching prospect and possibly Carlos Corporan in the trade. While things didn't work out in the first go-round, Rosenthal says talks between the two sides could be rekindled because the Astros remain interested in Gattis.
Dec 1 - 11:08 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told by a Braves official that Evan Gattis is the "last guy we want to move."

However, Rosenthal admits that he's receiving "mixed signals" when it comes to Gattis and the Braves could just be trying to drive up his price. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported earlier Monday that the Braves are "pushing Gattis hard" in the trade market. Rosenthal adds that the club is facing "more urgent decisions" on Justin Upton and Jason Heyward, both of whom are slated for free agency after next season. Gattis is not yet eligible for arbitration.
Nov 10 - 8:46 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, "word is" the Braves are pushing Evan Gattis hard.

In other words, they are aggressively shopping the 28-year-old slugger, who had an impressive .810 OPS and 22 home runs in 108 games this past season. Gattis should be attractive to American League teams as an option at designated hitter. He's started 127 games at catcher and 47 games in left field in his two-year major league career, but Gattis probably doesn't have the athleticism to stick at either position long term.
Nov 10 - 10:41 AM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez didn't rule out the possibility that Evan Gattis could play 140 games next season between left field and catcher.

Christian Bethancourt is considered the catcher of the future for Atlanta, so Gonzalez will have to get creative to find regular playing time for Gattis. While playing left field is an option, he would be a huge liability defensively.
Sep 30 - 2:02 PM

Evan Gattis (kidney stone) is back in the Braves' starting lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

It'll be his first start since September 7. Gattis has battled strep throat and a kidney stone over the past two-plus weeks and is only expected to play about five innings in his return to action Thursday night. He will start at catcher and bat sixth.
Sep 25 - 3:10 PM

Evan Gattis (kidney stone) is expected to return to the Braves' lineup on Thursday night.

But he'll only play about five innings in what will be his first start since September 7. Gattis has been battling strep throat an, more recently, a kidney stone.
Sep 24 - 4:38 PM

Evan Gattis grounded out as a pinch-hitter in his return to action Saturday.

It was Gattis' first appearance since September 7, as he's been nursing strep throat and a kidney stone. He's expected to only be available off the bench for the next few days, but the Braves hope he'll be ready to start before the end of the season.
Sep 21 - 4:08 AM

Evan Gattis (kidney stone) could be available to pinch-hit Friday.

Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to strep throat and a kidney stone, but he'll take batting practice Friday and could be available off the bench. Christian Bethancourt is at catcher again Friday.
Sep 19 - 5:05 PM

Evan Gattis has been diagnosed with a kidney stone.

Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to strep throat and hasn't seen much in the way of improvement, but Braves general manager Frank Wren is now optimistic that they've gotten to the root of the problem. The hope is that he could return to the lineup in the next couple of days.
Sep 17 - 6:54 PM

Evan Gattis (strep throat) remained out of the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to the ailment and it's not clear when he might be cleared to return. Christian Bethancourt is at catcher again Wednesday.
Sep 17 - 3:11 PM

Evan Gattis (strep throat) remains out of the Braves' lineup Tuesday.

Gattis is dealing with strep throat and will now miss his eighth straight start. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return.
Sep 16 - 3:11 PM

Evan Gattis (strep throat) is out of the Braves' lineup again Monday against the Nationals.

Gattis hasn't played since last Sunday due to strep throat. He's scheduled to meet with doctors to determine why his symptoms haven't subsided.
Sep 15 - 4:17 PM

Evan Gattis (strep throat) will remain out of the Braves' lineup on Sunday versus the Rangers.

Gattis has been sidelined with strep since Monday. This is obviously bad news for the Braves as they battle for a spot in the playoffs. He is batting .270/.325/.507 with 22 homers and 52 RBI on the season.
Sep 13 - 4:10 PM

Evan Gattis (strep throat) remains out of the Braves starting lineup on Saturday.

Gattis reported feeling better on Saturday morning, but the Braves are rolling with Christian Bethancourt behind the dish and Tommy La Stella at designated hitter instead. Look for the White Bear to return to the middle of the Braves lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Rangers.
Sep 13 - 11:16 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Phil Gosselin
3Jose Peraza
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Evan Gattis
2Ryan Doumit
3Zoilo Almonte
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5Yean Carlos Gil
6Tyrell Jenkins
7Williams Perez
8Chien-Ming Wang
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Shae Simmons
4James Russell
5David Hale
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Jaime
8Chasen Shreve
9Jim Johnson
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Michael Kohn
12Ian Thomas
13Brandon Cunniff
14Donnie Veal