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Evan Gattis | Catcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros view Evan Gattis as "more as a first baseman and designated hitter."
The natural opening for Gattis appeared to be in left field, and it's possible he'll play some there, but it doesn't look like it will be his primary position. "We don’t know what Gattis is going to look like in left field," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "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." The revelation is probably bad news for Jon Singleton, as it appears Gattis and Chris Carter will be in line for most of the at-bats between first base and DH. Carter can play some left field, but Jake Marisnick looks to be the favorite to start there. Jan 20 - 11:47 PM

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Astros acquired C/OF Evan Gattis and RHP James Hoyt from the Braves for RHP Mike Foltynewicz, 3B Rio Ruiz and RHP Andrew Thurman.

Gattis is the clear prize in the deal, owning 43 home runs in 723 career at-bats. He played catcher with the Braves, but in Houston he'll likely occupy a corner outfield spot. Gattis won't be arbitration-eligible until after the 2015 season, so he'll be a cheap source of power for a club with a lot of it heading into the 2015 season.
Jan 14 - 10:39 PM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Astros have agreed to acquire Evan Gattis from the Braves.

The deal is pending a physical, which is why Gattis is in Houston on Wednesday. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Braves will receive right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, third baseman Rio Ruiz, and right-hander Andrew Thurman in return, which is a nice haul for someone who was a poor fit for their roster. Gattis could split time between DH and left field in Houston and gets a nice boost in fantasy value with the trade. He's a no-doubt top-five option at the catcher position in mixed leagues.
Jan 14 - 2:52 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Astros have brought in Evan Gattis for a physical on Wednesday.

Nightengale hears that the Astros are one of three teams "aggressively" pursuing him, but it's very unlikely that they have him in for a physical without some sort of agreement in place. The 28-year-old is currently slated to the Braves' starting left fielder in 2015, but he'd be a much better fit in the AL where he could DH. His right-handed power would also be a great fit in Houston. Stay tuned.
Jan 14 - 2:07 PM

Mark Bowman of reports that the Braves are still talking to some teams about Evan Gattis.

Bowman adds that a deal is not considered imminent. Still, the Braves clearly haven't dismissed the possibility outright. Gattis is currently penciled in as Atlanta's starting left fielder for 2015, but he's likely to be a huge liability out there. He could have more value to an American League team.
Jan 14 - 12:28 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 06:35:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 11:08:00 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.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 08:46:00 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.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 10:41:00 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.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 02:02:00 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.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 03:10:00 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.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 04:38:00 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.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 04:08:00 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.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 05:05:00 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.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 06:54:00 PM

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