Found July 05, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Evan Gattis
TEAMS: Atlanta Braves
Considering he's dealing with an oblique injury, the Atlanta Braves are expected to play it safe with Evan Gattis' recovery. While there's not currently a set timeframe for his return, Gattis took a big step back yesterday as he completed roughly 20 pain-free swings in the indoor batting cage of Turner Field, according to Mark Bowman of The pain-free cuts marked Gattis' first baseball-related activity since he hit the disabled list with the oblique injury. It was an important step in his return, but Bowman notes that it's still too early to tell when he could be activated from the DL. There is expectation that the Braves will keep Gattis sidelined until after the All-Star break. While he played a pivotal role early in the season as Brian McCann's replacement behind the plate, Atlanta wants to be safe with Gattis' recovery so not to rush him back and cause aggravation and an even more extended absence. Gattis broke onto the scene this spring, posting impressive power totals over the start of his rookie campaign. Prior to suffering his oblique injury, the 26-year-old hit .252/.317/.577 with 11 doubles and 14 home runs over 183 plate appearances. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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