Found July 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Atlanta Braves enter July leading the N.L. East by 6.5 games over the Washington Nationals. They have opened up this lead even without two of their key players, Evan Gattis and Jordan Schafer, in the lineup in recent days. Here is the latest update on Gattis and Schafer via MLB.com's Eric Single. Evan Gattis Rookie catcher and outfielder Evan Gattis had expected to resume baseball activities on Tuesday, July 2, but soreness in his right side will likely delay those activities. Gattis went on the disabled list on June 18 after straining his right oblique. He caught the entire game on June 17, but an MRI the next day revealed the strain. The Braves want all of the soreness completely out of his body before scheduling activities and rehab games for him. Gattis has been a force for the Braves, especially off the bench. Pinch hitting, he is 6 for 8 with four home runs. Overall, Gattis is hitting .252 with 14 HR and 37 RBI. Jordan Schafer Outfielder Jordan Schafer sat out the entire weekend series with the Arizona Diamondbacks due to a sore right ankle. Jordan fouled a ball of of his ankle on June 26. The days off sandwiched around the weekend series give him extra time to heal. Schafed tried running on Sunday, but he still felt tenderness. He is listed as day-to-day, and it is uncertain if he will play on Tuesday when the Braves open a three-game series with the Miami Marlins. Schafer had taken over as the Braves' main leadoff hitter. Overall, he is hitting .309 with an on-base average of .397, making him an ideal candidate to lead off. He is also 9 for 12 in stolen base attempts. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond’s “Baseball Bureau” page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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