Found July 12, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis was hitless in his first rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett Friday night. Gattis went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts as the Gwinnett Braves lost 3-0 in a road game at Durham.  He also struck out twice. Gattis is expected to play with Gwinnett Saturday and Sunday.  He will then either play with another Braves minor league team next week or continue his rehab with private workouts. The Braves suffered two more injuries Friday night against the Reds, with B.J. Upton going out with a right abductor sprain and Justin Upton going out with a calf strain. It was also announced that an MRI showed that outfielder Jordan Schafer has a stress fracture in his right leg.  It was orginally thought to be nothing more than a deep bruise, but the advanced tests showed the additional severity of the injury. Right fielder Jason Heyward injured his right hamstring Thursday night and is questionable in the Saturday and Sunday games against the Reds.       The post Both...

Evan Gattis Begins Rehab Assignment Friday Night

The Atlanta Braves announced in the press box during the first inning of the Braves/Cincinnati Reds game that Evan Gattis would begin a rehab assignment Friday night with the Gwinnett Braves. The G-Braves will play a 7:05 game at Durham. The rookie catcher, who is nicknamed “El Oso Blanco” will be the designated hitter.  A timetable has not yet been given on when he will play...

Braves activate Evan Gattis from DL

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Gattis Doubles In Second Rehab Game

Atlanta Braves rookie power-hitter Evan Gattis doubled in four at bats Saturday night in his second rehab game with the Gwinnett Braves. The 26-year old Texan, like he did Friday night, hit third in the line-up. The G-Braves lost for the second consecutive night to Durham, this time by an 8-1 score.  Gwinnett managed only five hits in the game. Gattis did not get a hit Friday night...

Braves B.J. Upton Injured Against Reds

Atlanta Braves center fielder, B.J. Upton, left Friday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds with a right abductor strain.  Upton was hurt as he came in on a line drive hit by Reds third baseman, Todd Frazier, in the first inning.  After the waist-high line drive went off Upton's glove, it ricocheted off his left knee into right center field.  Frazier was able to leg...

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B.J. Upton exits Reds game after awkwardly diving for ball

ATLANTA Braves centerfielder B.J. Upton left Friday's game against the Reds early on, after sustaining an apparent injury while diving for a line drive in the first inning. With Atlanta trailing 2-0 and two outs in the opening frame, Upton rushed to make a play on Todd Frazier's low-to-the-ground liner. But Upton dropped to his knees just a fraction too early, momentarily...

Three Cuts: Upton brothers injured in Braves' loss to Reds

ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 4-2 loss to the Reds on Friday night, before a boisterous, red-clad crowd of 43,275 at Turner Field: 1. Atlanta's absurd rash of outfield injuries have fortuitously come at an ideal time On Thursday, Jason Heyward (two homers, nine RBI, 10 runs since June 14) incurred a strained hamstring against the Reds, the result...

Braves' B.J. Upton leaves with adductor strain

Braves big ticket free agent signee B.J. Upton left today's game with a right adductor strain, the Braves announced. While the severity of the injury isn't known, losing Upton could be a blow to the team. While he has been under performing, he still is a valuable piece to the Braves. B.J Upton left tonight's game with a right adductor muscle strain. — Atlanta...

Braves’ Justin Upton exits with calf strain

Early in last night’s game the Atlanta Braves watched outfielder B.J. Upton exit due to injury. Later in the contest, the team’s other Upton was forced to leave with a strained calf, according to Eric Single of Justin Upton suffered his calf injury while running out a ground ball in the seventh inning. During the play, he pulled up roughly halfway to first...

Reds, Braves close first half against new faces on the mound

No Justin Upton. No B.J. Upton. No Jason Heyward. No problem. After winning without any of their injured big-name outfielders, the Atlanta Braves will again be shorthanded Sunday as they conclude a four-game home set against the slumping Cincinnati Reds. One night after Heyward exited Thursday's 6-5 win with a strained right hamstring, the Upton brothers were hurt Friday in a...

Braves' Evan Gattis and Jordan Schafer close to returning

While the Braves were in the clubhouse prepping for Wednesday’s series finale — an early start at 12:40 p.m. — Evan Gattis took batting practice with outfielder Jordan Schafer. It was also the first on-field hitting for Schafer since he was DL last week with a badly bruised ankle from a foul ball. Schafer should also be ready shortly after the All-Star break. El Oso Blanco...

Atlanta Braves Outfield or The Walking Dead?

(Image: MSN/FoxSports) It wasn't too long ago that people were talking about the surplus of outfielders the Atlanta Braves had on their roster. Three (supposedly) solid starters in Justin Upton, B.J. Upton, and Jason Heyward, and a strong bench that included hero-for-hire Evan Gattis and the newly transformed Jordan Schafer. So how did Friday night's outfield end up looking like Joey

Braves Minor League Report July 6-12

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All-Star Freddie Freeman Keys Braves Win Over Reds

The Atlanta Braves newest all-star, Freddie Freeman, used Thursday night to show why he deserved to win the final NL spot.  Freeman led the Braves (53-39) to a 6-5 victory in the first of four games against the Cincinnati Reds (51-41). It was around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday when Freddie Freeman and the Braves got the news they had hoped to hear.  With 19.7 million votes, Freeman beat...
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