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 On-Base Talk
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Braves are a dark horse for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas

On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves were meeting with Jon Lester, but they were also connected to another baseball player that day. They are connected to a player who they think they have a shot at signing. According to Jon Heyman from CBSSports.com, the Braves have emerged as a “dark horse” in the signing of Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. The Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres...
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves in on Yasmany Tomas

The bizarre offseason of the Atlanta Braves is taking another twist – Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Braves are a “dark horse” contender for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, joining well-known aggressive pursuits from the Phillies, Padres, and Giants. Heyman’s report also claims that the Braves are the “mystery team” that has been recently linked to Tomas...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves in on Yasmany Tomas

The bizarre offseason of the Atlanta Braves is taking another twist – Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Braves are a “dark horse” contender for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, joining well-known aggressive pursuits from the Phillies, Padres, and Giants. Heyman’s report also claims that the Braves are the “mystery team” that has been recently linked to Tomas...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves meeting with Jon Lester on Thursday

            The Atlanta Braves are looking to make a big pitching splash in free agency, and are having a meeting with ace Jon Lester today. He would be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Braves’ rotation and would help take their pitching to a completely new level. It isn’t necessarily likely that he will wind up with Atlanta, as both the Chicago...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves intend to move current catcher Evan Gattis to left field

After shooting down rumors that the team was aggressively shopping Evan Gattis, Braves president John Hart said the team is making efforts to move him to left field. It looks like the only move they will be making with the 28-year-old is a position change.“We want to get Evan’s bat in the lineup, and if he catches, he would play just 100 games and we would not have a bat perhaps...
Via On-Base Talk
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cubs pursue Evan Gattis?

The rumor around the water cooler is that the Braves are aggressively shopping Evan Gattis. The Cubs are in the market for an upgrade at catcher, kicking the tires on Russell Martin (who wants a 5/75 deal. move along, little doggie.). Martin is known for great pitch framing and plate discipline. Evan Gattis isn’t known for either, though he has some pop in his bat that Martin lacks...
Via Obstructed View
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trying to unload Evan Gattis

getty images Many have believed that the Atlanta Braves would attempt to trade Evan Gattis this offseason. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post that is the case. Gattis, 28, hit 22 home runs and produced a .810 OPS in 108 games this past season but the Braves do not have a position for the slugger who is better suited for the role of a DH on an American League club. Word...
Via Tireball.com
12 days ago  |  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, 2014Gattis blasted 22 homers and drove in 52 runs for the Braves last season, but Christian...
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12 days ago  |  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 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by David O'Brien for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on ajc.com:Evan Gattis will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis's Protection-Enhanced Catcher's Helmet

Evan Gattis has never suffered a concussion—as far as he knows. But at least a couple of times per week during the season, a foul ball strikes the Atlanta Braves
Via Stack
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis diagnosed with kidney stone

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis, who has not played since September 7, was diagnosed with a kidney stone exacerbated by the strep throat he has been fighting, reports Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta has lost 5 of 6, pretty much dropping them out of contention for a Wild Card. Rookie Christian Bethancourt caught all those games, providing solid...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis still out Monday

As the Atlanta Braves season continues to spiral out of control, their slugging catcher Evan Gattis continues to be shelved with strep throat.  He is not in the lineup today and Kevin McAlpin is reporting that he is going again to doctors to see why he is still feeling symptoms.  Evan Gattis is seeing doctors once again to determine why his symptoms of strep throat continue to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis out for weekend

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis will not be available for the weekend series with the Texas Rangers, reports Christian Corona of MLB.com. Gattis is dealing with strep throat and has not played since Sunday. Atlanta lost 2-1 to the Rangers on Friday, putting them three games back in the race for an NL Wild Card with 15 games remaining. Christian Bethancourt is behind the plate...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis aiming to play Friday

The Atlanta Braves are expecting catcher Evan Gattis to return to the lineup on Friday, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com.#453758646 / gettyimages.comGattis has not played since Sunday as he attempts to recover from strep throat. He joined the team on Wednesday, but did not yet have the strength to appear in the series finale against the Washington Nationals. Once again, Gattis is...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis out with strep infection

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis will not be available for the series with the Washington Nationals that begins Monday night due to strep throat, reports David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Starting play on Monday, Atlanta is seven games behind the Nats in the NL East, but in a tie with the Milwaukee Brewers at ½ game behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Gattis' extra-inning bomb pushes Braves into Wild Card tie

The Atlanta Braves enjoyed a three-run third inning and coasted until the eighth inning on Friday against the Miami Marlins. The eighth inning, however, proved treacherous as back-to-back walks to start the inning led to a tie ballgame and extra innings. Evan Gattis provided heroics in the top of the 10th with a solo blast that proved to be the game winner. Craig Kimbrel shut the...
Via Fox Sports South
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Santana, Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres

ATLANTA (AP) -- Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit. It took a while to know if that would be good enough for a win. In the seventh, Evan Gattis finally came through. Gattis hit a tiebreaking homer off outfielder-turned-pitcher Jason Lane and that was all Santana and the Atlanta Braves needed, beating San Diego 2-0 on Monday for their third...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Gattis, Santana split hero duties in Braves' win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 2-0 victory over the Padres on Monday -- a fast-paced game (2 hours, 33 minutes) of sparing action ... but enough drama to fulfill the sun-baked faithful at Turner Field: 1. Ervin Santana treated the fans (and desperate-for-a-story-angle media) to a little history on this day Of his 10 seasons in the majors (Angels...
Via Fox Sports South
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chip Caray reports that Evan Gattis missed 17 games because he had dicks in his back

Tony Dungy is not going to be happy. Due to bulging dicks in his back, Evan Gattis missed 17 games. Unacceptable. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chip Caray makes an unfortunate verbal slip-up

Although that headline could come from 2009, it appears thanks to something that happened in the booth Monday night. Evan Gattis returned to the Atlanta Braves’ lineup on Monday night after missing 17 games with a bulging disc in his back. Well, Chip Caray would have you believe differently. Bulging dick, bulging disc…what’s the difference? It’s not like this hasn’t happened...
Via Awful Announcing
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chip Caray Falls Victim To The Bulging Dick

    Chip Caray is trying to tell his partner, Joe Simpson, that Evan Gattis missed 17 games with a bulging disk in…
Via Busted Coverage
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves part ways with Uggla, welcome back Gattis from DL

It was only a matter of time before the Atlanta Braves could no longer afford to play with a 24-man roster due to the abject failure of Dan Uggla. While Frank Wren had shopped Uggla to numerous teams in the month prior to the all-star break, no teams were willing to trade with the Braves for a second baseman who seems to have lost what once made him a formidable bat in the National...
Via BravesWire
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis will catch before finishing rehab

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis, on the DL since June 29 with a bulging thoracic disc, went 0-4 as the designated hitter in his first rehab game at Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday night, reports Tanya Sichynsky of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gattis will remain with Gwinnett for "a few more days" and plans to catch as part of his rehab. Prior to the injury, Gattis...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis to begin rehab assignment on Thursday

getty images Evan Gattis will begin his minor league rehab assignment on Thursday. The date for Gattis to start his rehab had been up in the air but now the catcher will report to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday. He is expected to play a few games before being activated as soon as Monday. Gattis has been out of action with a bulging disc in his upper back since the end of June. Recently...
Via Tireball.com
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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