Found July 14, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
The Atlanta Braves pulled a surprise today, recalling Evan Gattis from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett and inserting him into the starting line-up.  Gattis was recalled to replace Freddie Freeman, who was injured in Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. Gattis will play first base and bat clean-up, as the Braves try to finish out the weekend with a series win against the Reds. In Saturday’s game, Freddie Freeman sprained his left thumb on a tag play at first base and is experiencing soreness which may keep him out of the All-Star game. The Braves lost the first game of the series against the Reds Thursday night, but bounced back with wins Friday and Saturday night. In his Triple-A rehab assignment, Gattis went 0 for 4 Friday night with two strikeouts, but bounced back Saturday evening with a double in four at bats. The Braves will place a somewhat makeshift line-up on the field Sunday afternoon.  Here is the line-up: 1. Constanza LF 2. Simmons SS 3. C. Johnson 3B 4. Gattis 1B 5. Uggla 2B 6. R. Johnson CF 7. Laird C 8. Terdoslavich RF 9. Teheran P The post Freeman Hurt, Gattis Activated For Sunday’s Game appeared first on Atlanta Bullpen.

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The Atlanta Braves had little choice but to cut Evan Gattis' rehab assignment short yesterday.  With news that Freddie Freeman's thumb injury would prevent him from playing Sunday (Freeman will miss the All-Star Game as well), Atlanta chose to end Gattis' rehab assignment and bring him back to the 25-man roster. According to Eric Single of, Gattis was scheduled...

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The Atlanta Braves have activated catcher Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list. Gallis, who also plays in the outfield, was expected to be out until the All-Star break but due to an onslaught of injuries to all of their starting outfielders, the Braves brought Gattis back a few days early.   The post Atlanta Braves Activate Evan Gattis appeared first on FFLockerRoom.

Atlanta Braves: Mid-Season Report Card

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Braves Call Up Jose Constanza Option Alex Wood

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