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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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David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that "there’s at least a pretty good chance" that Evan Gattis will be traded this offseason.
The Braves' value Gattis' power, but they have Christian Bethancourt in the pipeline, who is far superior behind the plate. There's also no clear fit for him in the outfield, where he would likely be a liability anyway. O'Brien writes that a trade to an American League might be the best thing for him. Gattis has 41 home runs in 197 games over the past two seasons, so he would fetch a nice return. Aug 26 - 4:18 PM

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Evan Gattis doubled, hit a solo homer and scored two runs in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

They had been the Braves' lone two tallies before Jason Heyward plated Emilio Bonifacio with two out in the ninth. Atlanta then loaded the bases, but Jonathan Broxton got Justin Upton to ground out to end it. Gattis is a poor defensive catcher and will likely have to move to another position eventually, but with 41 homers -- 20 this season -- over 675 at-bats during his career, his power is undeniable.
Aug 24 - 4:23 PM

Evan Gattis is not in Monday's lineup against the Pirates.

Gattis has caught three in a row for the Braves, so he'll get a breather. Gerald Laird will start behind the dish and catch Ervin Santana.
Aug 18 - 5:05 PM

Evan Gattis went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the Braves' defeat of the Padres on Monday afternoon.

Gattis opened the game's scoring with a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh inning off San Diego starter Jason Lane and then drove in Justin Upton with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. He also had one another single, and is now batting .292/.350/.556 with 17 homers and 42 RBI in 69 games this season.
Jul 28 - 3:03 PM

Braves activated C Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list.

Gattis wound up missing a little over three weeks with a bulging thoracic disc in his back. He hit the ball well on his minor league rehab assignment and will return Monday to an excellent .290/.342/.558 batting line. Gattis has slugged 16 home runs in 63 games.
Jul 21 - 2:30 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Sunday that barring any setbacks, Evan Gattis (back) is set to return to the Braves lineup on Monday.

Gattis spent the weekend on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett. He has been on the shelf since late June due to a bulging disc in his back. Before going on the DL, the White Bear was hitting .290/.342/.558 with 16 homers and 39 RBI in his first 63 games.
Jul 20 - 6:25 PM

Evan Gattis (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

The date had been up in the air, but now it's set. Gattis took batting practice with the Braves' Low-A Rome club for a few days before being cleared for game action. He'll be Gwinnett's designated hitter Thursday and is slated to play 3-4 games there, putting him on pace to be activated Monday at the earliest. Gattis has been out since late June with a bulging disc in his upper back.
Jul 16 - 8:59 AM

Evan Gattis (back) could begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday evening.

Gattis will need at least three minor league rehab games before returning to the Braves' active roster, so he can probably be ruled out until early next week. The 27-year-old has been out since late June with a bulging disc in his back. He has a .900 OPS and 16 home runs in 63 games this season for Atlanta.
Jul 15 - 5:27 PM

The Braves have yet to decide whether Evan Gattis (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday.

Gattis has been on the disabled list for just over two weeks due to a bulging thoracic disc in his back in his back, but he resumed taking batting practice in recent days. Still, the Braves could have him wait until Thursday to begin a rehab stint.
Jul 15 - 1:51 PM

Evan Gattis (back) could begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rome as soon as Tuesday.

Gattis took batting practice Friday for the first time since landing on the disabled list last month with a bulging thoracic disc in his back. He felt good and is almost ready for game action. "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)."
Jul 13 - 9:22 AM

The Braves are hoping Evan Gattis (back) will be ready to catch bullpen sessions by this weekend.

Gattis was able to catch a few warm-up tosses during Tuesday's game. Although he's coming along a little slower than hoped, it appears he is making some progress slowly but surely. He's not expected to be ready immediately following the All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 8:55 PM

Evan Gattis (back) isn't ready for baseball activities.

Gattis was given an epidural injection for a bulging thoracic disc in his back late last month and hopes to begin catching bullpen sessions by the end of this week. Still, it's unlikely he'll be ready to come off the DL immediately following the All-Star break.
Jul 7 - 4:54 PM

Evan Gattis (back) has yet to be cleared to run.

Gattis was given an epidural injection for a bulging thoracic disc in his back, but it appears the shot hasn't helped as hoped. There's no timetable for the catcher's return. Christian Bethancourt will remain with the big club while Gattis is sidelined.
Jul 6 - 11:05 AM

Braves placed C Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 28, with a bulging thoracic disc in his back.

There's no clear timetable for his return, but we should know more depending on how his back responds to an epidural injection. Juan Jaime will take his place on the active roster while Christian Bethancourt figures to see plenty of playing time behind the plate during his absence.
Jul 1 - 3:06 PM

Evan Gattis will be placed on the disabled list with a bulging thoracic disc in his back.

He'll be given an epidural injection in his back on Tuesday in hopes that it will help speed along the healing process. The Braves will have a better idea as to how long Gattis will be sidelined once they see how he reacts to the shot. Christian Bethancourt will stick around while Gattis is out.
Jun 30 - 9:49 PM

Depth Charts

C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Jonny Venters
10Cory Gearrin