Found June 18, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
Atlanta Braves rookie slugger Evan Gattis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain.  Gattis sustained the injury on a check swing in the seventh inning Monday night against the Mets. Tuesday morning Gattis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “It just grabbed me on my right side. I didn’t think I could hit again. Catching, I was loose, warming, and (had) adrenaline going.” Gattis finished out the game but wouldn’t have hit in the ninth inning if Freeman hadn’t ended the game with a walk-off, 2-run homer. Could warming up multiple times during the almost four hour rain delay Monday night have contributed to Gattis’ oblique strain?  Entirely possibly but not possible to prove. Gattis won the NL Rookie of the Month in both April and May.  He is hitting .252 with 14 home runs and 37 RBI and has been a tremendous late inning clutch hitter for the Braves. Utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky has been called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to replace Gat...
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