Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Legend of Gattis is heading to Atlanta. Evan Gattis, a 26-year-old prospect who spent four years out of baseball, has claimed the final spot on the Braves' bench, answering one of the last remaining questions as the team prepares for Opening Day. With Brian McCann out with a shoulder injury, Gattis will backup Gerald Laird, though with Laird nursing a left calf strain and returning to the lineup Tuesday for the first time since March 17, the two could share duties until the All-Star McCann returns in mid-to-late April. The 16th-ranked prospect in the Braves' system, Gattis has put on a show in the Grapefruit League this spring, hitting .358 with five home runs, 15 RBI and a 1.111 OPS in 53 at-bats. He Gattis beat out fellow catcher Matt Pagnozzi, who had a .355 average this spring with a double, a triple and five RBI in 31 at-bats. Gattis certainly has potential but the question is whether it will translate to the majors? At an age when most prospects have at least had a st...
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