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Braves place Evan Gattis on the disabled list

Jun 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Evan Gattis caught all nine innings for the Braves in last night’s rain-delayed victory over the Mets and now, about eight hours after the final out, he’s headed to the disabled list with an oblique strain.

Gattis has been a fantastic story, finally getting a chance in the majors as a 26-year-old rookie and taking advantage of it by smacking 14 homers and 11 doubles in 163 at-bats for a .577 slugging percentage.

Unfortunately for Gattis oblique injuries tend to require more than the minimum 15-day stay on the disabled list, so the Braves will turn back to Gerald Laird as Brian McCann‘s backup and be without Gattis’ big presence as a late-inning bench bat.

  1. specialkindofstupid - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    This is like hearing Chuck Norris was put on the DL. I feel lost.

  2. RickyB - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Probably got the injury when he snapped his bat in half over his back on a follow through when fouling out to third. Crazy strong.

  3. heyblueyoustink - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    “Mios Gios!”

  4. historiophiliac - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Tubby Laird!

  5. elpendejo59 - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    This article is incorrect. It should state that “Gattis sends oblique strain to 15-day DL.”

    • specialkindofstupid - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      +1

      That does make more sense.

  6. discountdoublecheck - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Evan Gattis doesn’t go on the D/L…the D/L goes on Evan Gattis…

    …*sigh*…it just isn’t the same with negative things :’-(

  7. sycophantacide - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Dude has 3 PH HR.

    There are whole TEAMS that don’t have 3 PH HR…

    Here is hoping that our good luck charm isn’t out too long.

    • foreverchipper10 - Jun 18, 2013 at 3:28 PM

      He actually has four home runs in six official pinch hit at-bats with two walks, a double and 11 RBI. That is good for an .800 OBP and 2.375 SLG.

  8. nateriemer - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Nice cover Obama…you expect us to believe that Gattis is capable of being hurt? Now, release the memos telling us about the top secret Navy Seal super hero mission you sent him on!

  9. foreverchipper10 - Jun 18, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    El oso blanco abajo. Estoy triste.

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