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Gattis excited about returning to Texas with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Evan Gattis is returning to his home state to play for the Houston Astros after a trade from Atlanta, and the slugger is thrilled about the move. Gattis, who grew up in Dallas, says: ''I'm home. I feel more at home here.'' The 28-year-old, who can play catcher and left field, was acquired on Wednesday with right-hander James Hoyt for three Houston minor leaguers. He...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gattis traded to Astros, exodus out of ATL continues

If any question remained what Atanta’s offseason plan was, it was made perfectly clear Wednesday when the Braves traded fan favorite Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros for a package of three prospects. The Braves are undoubtedly rebuilding for the 2017 debut of their new stadium, Sun Trust Park. Evan Gattis will move to a hitter friendly park in a pitching dominant AL West in his...
Via BravesWire
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Deal Evan Gattis to the Astros

The Houston Astros have acquired catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gattis swatted 22 home runs despite playing only 93 games last season, and can absolutely mash. In his career against the Mets, Gattis batted .236 with 3 homers and 6 RBI in 21 games. In return, the Braves receive pitching prospects Michael Fo...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Continue to Rebuild With Trade of Evan Gattis to Houston Astros

View image | The Phillies have done quite well in their rebuild so far this offseason. The trades of shortstop Jimmy Rollins and outfielder Marlon Byrd have netted the Phillies three young pitching prospects. Meanwhile, the Phillies National League East foe in Atlanta continues its own rebuild as well....
Via Philliedelphia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Evan Gattis to Astros for three players

The Houston Astors will acquire outfielder/catcher Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves for three players. Gattis’ trade continues an exodus of players from the Braves via trade which has included the likes of Justin Upton and Jason Heyward. In exchange for Gattis the Astros will send right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, third baseman Rio Ruiz, and right-hander Andrew Thurman to the...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves keep overhauling, agree to trade Evan Gattis to Astros

The Atlanta Braves have continued their season-long rebuild that they’re refusing to call a rebuild, dealing hitter (with no glove really necessary) Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros for three prospects – Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz, and Andrew Thurman. Sorry Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz and 3d prospect going from #astros to #Braves — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Close to Acquiring Evan Gattis for Notable Prospects

The Braves housecleaning reportedly continued today, with the team nearing a deal that would ship sometimes-catcher Evan Gattis to Houston in exchange for prospects Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz, and Andrew Thurman. The quick overview of the players going both directions. Gattis is a 28 year old with top shelf power, but limited skills beyond that, […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: For Any American League Team, Evan Gattis Makes Sense

Ever since Evan Gattis has emerged onto the scene as a part time catcher for the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, we have viewed him as the National League equivalent of Mike Napoli, but with the Braves now entering a rebuilding mode, could Evan Gattis be on his way to the American League? It would be a move that would make too much sense not to happen if in fact he...
Via Baseball Essential
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves aggressively shopping Evan Gattis to AL teams

Another Atlanta Braves catcher could be headed to the American League this offseason. That catcher being Evan Gattis, according to Joel Sherman. Word is #Braves pushing Gattis hard. AL teams interested since he could DH and play the field more sparingly — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 10, 2014 Gattis blasted 22 homers and drove in 52 runs for the Braves last season, but...
Via Baseball Essential
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Evan Gattis done in Atlanta?

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis was behind the plate for the Braves' season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. However, with some recent suspicion about his future, could that have been his last game with the club? #493812085 / This is according to a report by David O'Brien for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Gattis will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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