On Sunday, Gattis played his fourth rehab game since going on the disabled list with a bulging thoracic disk on June 29. He went 2-for-6 with Triple-A Gwinnett, prompting Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez to say he thinks his catcher looks ready to return.
“My take is, unless he gets stiff — he got six at-bats — so I’m thinking he good,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said after the team’s 8-2 win over Philadelphia on Sunday. “I expected him to be here (Monday) and in the lineup.”
Gattis is hitting .290 with 16 home runs and 39 RBI in 63 games this season. In his Triple-A rehab stint he went just 3-for-16 with seven strikeouts.
- Molly Geary