ATLANTA Fredi Gonzalez ran out yet another new starting lineup Monday night in Cincinnati, but this time it was not due to experimentation not behind the plate anyways.
Catcher Brian McCann returned after missing the first 30 games of the season while rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery, being plugged into the No. 6 hole in his first game back in the majors. The six-time All-Star finished 0-for-4, but drew a walk and said after the game that his debut could not have gone any better.
Surely, he would have liked a hit or two, but his point was made: he feels healthy.
With his re-entry into the lineup, rookie Evan Gattis made the move to left field with mixed results against the Reds. He has now played catcher, first base and left field in the first 31 games of his career as Gonzalez and the organization try to find more ways to keep his powerful bat in the lineup.
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