Evan Gattis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Astros send Gattis to Double-A to resume catching

    The Score "Evan Gattis is going back behind the plate. Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced Friday that the slugger was optioned to Double-A Corpus Christi to get more reps at catcher, his original position. It's a curious move considering Gattis hasn't played the position since 2014, when he..." May 07

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    Houston Astros @astros

    #Astros announce that Matt Duffy has been optioned to Triple-A. Evan Gattis will be activated off the 15-day DL.

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    Brian McTaggart @brianmctaggart

    When asked about his availability for Opening Day, Evan Gattis said "unlikely."

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    Brian McTaggart @brianmctaggart

    Evan Gattis (hernia surgery) hit 25 overhand pitches this morning and expects to take BP on the field tomorrow. Dr. checkup today.

  • After surgery, Astros' Evan Gattis isn't sure he'll be ready for Opening Day

    CBS Sports "A little more than a week ago, Astros OF/DH Evan Gattis underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports, Gattis, even though he's recovering well, isn't sure he'll be ready for Opening Day. Drellich writes: Gattis' recovery calls for 4-6 weeks,..." February 18

  • Astros Avoid Arbitration With Evan Gattis

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Astros have reached a deal to avoid arbitration with slugger Evan Gattis, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link). Gattis will be guaranteed $3.4MM in the deal, Drellich tweets, but $100K of that comes in the form of a buyout for a $5.2MM club option for the 2017..." February 16

  • Gattis' injury cracks door for Astros' prospects this spring

    Houston Chronicle "A year ago in spring training, there was talk of a position-player logjam for the Astros involving established players such as Evan Gattis, Colby Rasmus and Chris Carter - a conundrum that never materialized. The scene is different a year later, with several prospects scraping for a..." February 11

  • Astros' Evan Gattis out 4-6 weeks after undergoing hernia surgery

    Houston Chronicle "One of the Astros' big bats won't be taking hacks when the Astros hold their first full workout on Feb. 23. Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis recently underwent surgery to repair a hernia, the Chronicle has learned, taking away most of his spring training at a minimum. The recovery is four..." February 10

  • Astros' Gattis enduring rough streak at plate to start season

    Fox Sports Southwest "The Houston Astros traded for Evan Gattis in the offseason expecting big numbers from the slugger, however that hasn't been the case in the club's first three games against the Cleveland Indians. For the second night in a row, Gattis went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts, bringing his total to..." April 10

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Evan Gattis took about 15-20 swings off tee and said he didn't feel pain. Went for MRI yesterday which he said showed no structural damage

  • Evan Gattis still not cleared to swing a bat

    Houston Chronicle "Slugger Evan Gattis, who was scratched Sunday with right wrist discomfort, has still not been cleared to swing a bat. “He’s seen the doctor and we’re going to keep evaluating him day to day,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “He seems to be progressing nicely. We’re going to ramp up his..." March 17

  • Braves trade Gattis to Astros for 3 prospects

    ESPN "The Houston Astros have acquired slugger Evan Gattis in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. The rebuilding Braves received three minor league prospects -- right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, third baseman Rio Ruiz and right-hander Andrew Thurman -- in the trade, which also sent right-handed minor..." January 15

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves have traded Evan Gattis to the #Astros for trio of prospects, I'm told by source.

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves are still talking to some teams about Gattis. But it does not appear that a potential deal is imminent.

  • Rangers, Braves reportedly talking Evan Gattis trade

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers have been suggested as a potential landing spot for Braves outfielder Justin Upton, but the Texas front office may have a different Atlanta player in its sights at this week’s Winter Meetings. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News hears the Rangers are interested in Evan Gattis and..." December 09

  • Braves moving Evan Gattis to left — here comes the domino effect

    New York Post "Braves general manager John Hart said the club intends to take Evan Gattis out from behind the plate and play him full time in left field as a way to assure him more at-bats. That decision would have a domino effect. If he plays left, that means that Justin Upton cannot. So the Braves could do..." November 12

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Can confirm report by @JoelSherman1 that #Braves’ Gattis is being pushed aggressively.

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Gattis has a kidney stone, could be back in lineup in next day or two but not certain.

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    As expected, #Braves activated Gattis from 15-day DL and optioned Bethancourt to Triple-A.

  • Gattis leaves with back spasms, listed as day-to-day

    MLB.com "Before Friday night's Braves-Phillies game, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that the chemistry between pitcher Julio Teheran and catcher Evan Gattis wouldn't be an issue. He was right for the wrong reason. Gattis left Friday night's contest with a right rhomboid spasm before he could catch a..." June 28

  • Braves complete sweep on Gattis, Heyward homers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Some small ball helped the Braves take the first two games of the weekend series, and it got them off on the right foot Sunday afternoon in a two-run second inning against the Cubs. But Evan Gattis and Jason Heyward offered a reminder of what power means to the Braves lineup. Gattis sent a..." May 12

  • Gattis walkoff homer wins wild one

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Just when the Braves thought they had orchestrated a fairly textbook come-from-behind victory on the Marlins Monday night, shaky defense and some bullpen questions made it anything but. Homers continue to cure the Braves ills, though, and they got what they were after. Evan Gattis launched a..." April 22

  • Braves’ Gattis had knee surgery in October

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves catcher Evan Gattis hadn’t caught consecutive games this spring until Thursday, and now we know why: He had knee surgery in October, and the team has been careful with his workload behind the plate. Gattis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he had arthroscopic surgery to remove..." March 15

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Evan Gattis has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett and gets the start in LF tonight the #Braves announced.

  • Braves option Evan Gattis to Triple-A

    CBS Sports "Struggling backup catcher Evan Gattis has been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett the Braves announced after Friday night's win over the Marlins. Obviously this move is temporary as Gwinnett only has three games left so it's pretty likely the Braves just want him to get the greatest number of..." August 31

  • Gattis to begin injury rehab Friday

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After taking batting practice without issue for the second straight day, Evan Gattis showed the Braves Thursday he’s ready for a minor league rehabilitation assignment. Gattis will begin an injury assignment Friday with Triple-A Gwinnett and play the first of at least three minor league games and..." July 12

  • Ayala replaces Gearrin in ‘pen; Gattis progressing

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Ten weeks after he was briefly hospitalized for anxiety disorder related to a high-blood-pressure diagnosis, veteran reliever Luis Ayala rejoined the Braves on Friday. “Finally I can say I’m healthy,” said Ayala, 38, who was activated from the disabled list and brought from Triple-A Gwinnett..." July 06

  • DL’d Gattis waits for clearance to get back on field

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After 10 days without watching Evan Gattis take any ferocious swings, many Braves fans are pining for the return of El Oso Blanco from the disabled list. But as of Friday, the rookie slugger still had lingering soreness in his strained right oblique and hadn’t been cleared to resume strenuous..." June 29

  • Evan Gattis placed on DL with oblique strain

    NBC Sports "Braves placed C Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique. No word on how or when the injury occurred, but oblique strains usually require some extended rest. Gattis has been one of the best stories in baseball this season, coming out of nowhere to hit .252 with 14 home..." June 18

  • Gattis adds a couple more firsts to his HR ledger

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After hitting a home run in his first major league game and homering in his first pinch-hit at-bat, Evan Gattis remained consistent Monday by homering in his first game as designated hitter and first in Canada. The Braves rookie went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, one of the few bright spots for..." May 28

  • Sending down Gattis no longer an option

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "As expected, catcher Brian McCann was back in the Braves lineup for Friday’s series opener against the Mets, and veteran backup Gerald Laird was penciled in to catch Julio Teheran’s start Sunday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez wouldn’t divulge catching plans for Saturday, but said rookie slugger Evan..." May 25

  • Gattis’ grand slam lifts Braves 8-3 over Twins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Decisions, decisions. Braves rookie sensation Evan Gattis was poised and ready at the plate Wednesday afternoon, working with a 3-0 count and the bases loaded. The question was, when the next pitch came over the plate, where was he going to put it? Over the right-field wall was Gattis’..." May 23

  • Playing time tough to find for Gattis

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Now that Jason Heyward has returned from the disabled list, manager Fredi Gonzalez is going to have a hard time finding a spot for Evan Gattis in the Braves lineup. He can catch, play left field or first base, but those aren’t exactly weak spots in the Braves lineup. “I think on paper it’s a..." May 19

  • McCann nearing return from DL, but Gattis likely to stay in majors

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann could rejoin the Braves in just over a week during their next road trip, but the veteran catcher’s return doesn’t mean Evan Gattis will be sent down to the minor leagues. McCann is in the final stages of his recovery from October shoulder surgery and was 3-for-7 with a double, two..." April 29

  • Schafer, Gattis and Francisco fuel Braves’ win over Marlins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After Jordan Schafer used his bunting ability and speed to score the first run of a six-run Braves inning, Evan Gattis and Juan Francisco used sheer brawn to drive in the next five. Gattis lined a three-run homer into the pool of a nightclub beyond left field, and Francisco hit a mammoth..." April 11

  • Gattis homers in first, Braves lead all the way vs. Marlins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Evan Gattis went from non-roster spring training invitee to Braves cleanup hitter in under two months, and Tuesday night the rookie catcher provided another example of why his stock has spiked so quickly. Gattis hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Kris Medlen and the bullpen held on..." April 10

  • Gattis homers in debut, Braves pound Phillies 9-2

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Evan Gattis made it to the big stage for the first time Wednesday, and the Braves rookie delivered a smashing performance. A week after Gattis, aka El Oso Blanco, called making the opening-day roster the high point of his life so far, the big Texan topped it with a home run off Roy Halladay for..." April 04

  • Gattis keeps slugging in bid for Braves bench job

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Evan Gattis continued his spring pillaging Tuesday when the Braves bench candidate went 2-for-2 with two doubles and three RBIs in a 12-3 win against St. Louis. The catcher/left fielder entered in the seventh inning and doubled in both of his plate appearances, including a bases-loaded line..." March 13

  • Evan Gattis Keeps Slugging, Braves Being Cautious With Eric O'Flaherty

    Talking Chop "The Braves' bats have come alive the past two days, scoring 16 runs in two wins over the Marlins and Nationals. A day after Jason Heyward and Justin Upton clubbed back-to-back homers, the Bravos cranked out 15 hits on Tuesday afternoon in a winning 9-5 effort over Washington. In that win over..." February 27

  • Braves' Gattis homers in spring debut

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Evan Gattis earned a splendid nickname – “El Oso Blanco,” aka The White Bear -- while leading the Venezuelan Winter League in home runs and slugging percentage. Now he seems intent on earning a roster spot with the Braves. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Texan hit a two-run, line-drive homer and a..." February 24