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Braves activate Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list and place outfielder B.J. Upton on it

Jul 14, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

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From the Braves’ official team Twitter feed comes word that Evan Gattis has officially been activated from the disabled list after missing close to four weeks because of a strained right oblique.

“El Oso Blonco” was not expected to return until after the All-Star break, but the Braves’ entire starting outfield is hobbled (along with first baseman Freddie Freeman) so he had to be rushed back. Gattis went 1-for-8 with three strikeouts on his two-game minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett.

The 26-year-old slugger was batting .252/.317/.577 with 14 home runs and 11 doubles in 53 games for the Braves before hitting the shelf.

In a corresponding move, B.J. Upton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right abductor muscle strain. He suffered the injury on Friday night and it hadn’t improved much by Sunday morning.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    I wonder what letter of “GATTITUDE” Craig is when he and his buddies paint letters on themselves and go to Braves games.

  2. naturalwonders - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Absolutely delighted that Upton will be gone for awhile. The man has been an unmitigated – and vastly overpaid – disaster.

    • jcmeyer10 - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      Which one… har har

  3. jcmeyer10 - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    I’ve done enough fantasy baseball and watched enough Sox-Rays games to know Beej was going to be nothing more than a tease.

    You know he has it in him but he just can’t bring it on a consistent basis.

  4. biasedhomer - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    BJ Upton might as well stay on the DL all year, could actual help the Braves

  5. bulldog12b - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Up-Up-Hey has been an absolute disappointment. J-Up has been average for the last month+. Schafer has been the most productive outfielder when he has been in the lineup. I’m excited to see Gattis back. Thank goodness for the outstanding pitching!

  6. coryfor3 - Jul 14, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    At least they won’t notice any difference in Upton’s production. Same as if he was in the lineup.

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