OUTEvan GattisC/DH HOU 2 hours ago
Gattis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan reports.
With Jason Castro getting the nod behind the dish and Preston Tucker starting in left field, the Astros will use the DH spot to keep George Springer's bat in the lineup, sending Gattis to the bench. When the Astros' lineup is at full strength with Yulieski Gurriel in the fold in a week or two, Gattis may struggle to get playing time when he is not in the lineup at catcher.
OUTEvan GattisC/DH HOU 20 hours ago
Gattis went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Tuesday against the Yankees.
Gattis left the yard for the 17th time in 2016 to draw the Astros within four runs in the seventh inning of a losing effort. He's now crushed four bombs in his last four games, and he's slashing .221/.287/.461 on the season.
OUTEvan GattisC/DH HOU 3 days ago
Gattis went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday against the Angels.
Gattis crushed his 16th homer of the year in the sixth inning to give the Astros a 13-1 lead in a blowout victory. He's now homered three times in his last two games to raise his slugging percentage to .458 on the season.
OUTEvan GattisC/DH HOU 4 days ago
Gattis went 2-for-3 with a pair of homers, two runs and four RBI Saturday against the Angels.
Gattis got the Astros on the board with a three-run blast in the second inning before launching his 15th homer of the campaign to add some insurance, helping lead the team to a home win. He's now hit safely in five of his last six games, and he slashing .224/.289/.451 on the season.
OUTEvan GattisC/DH HOU 4 days ago
Gattis (hand) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Astros, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
He was forced to miss one start due a hand contusion but Gattis will step back in Saturday to face right-hander Jered Weaver. Gattis has failed to hit or get on base at a palatable clip so far this season, but his fantasy value has been salvaged to a significant extent by his power production and return to catcher eligibility.
OUTEvan GattisC/DH HOU 5 days ago
Gattis (hand) is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Gattis left Wednesday's contest with the A's in the seventh inning due to a hand contusion, and he will get another day of rest Friday after the team got Thursday's off. In his place, Preston Tucker will take over the designated hitter's duties Friday.
OUTEvan GattisC/DH HOU 1 week ago
Gattis (hand) left Wednesday's game against the A's in the seventh inning due to a hand injury, Julie Morales of ROOT Sports reports.
Gattis had his right hand wrapped up in the dugout after exiting the game Wednesday. It appears to be a minor injury as he stayed in the dugout with the team after pinch-hitter Danny Worth replaced him as the designated hitter. Gattis was also seen first bumping teammates with his right hand, which is never a bad sign, and he will get some extra rest with the team having Thursday off before hosting the Angels on Friday.
OUTEvan GattisC/DH HOU 2 weeks ago
Gattis is not in Saturday's lineup, the Houston Chronicle's Angel Verdejo reports.
His starts at DH should be trending down over the rest of the season, Yulieski Gurriel and Alex Bregman both figure to join the club in the coming weeks, which will mean A.J. Reed, Luis Valbuena and Gurriel will start getting more starts at DH. Gattis should still get a couple starts at catcher each week, but his playing time is headed in the wrong direction.
OUTEvan GattisC/DH HOU 3 weeks ago
Gattis is not in the starting lineup for the Astros on Friday, Angel Verdejo Jr. of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Jason Castro will get the start behind home plate and Jose Altuve will serve as the designated hitter for the Astros as they take on right-hander Daniel Mengden and the Oakland Athletics on Friday. This will be the first time since July 1 that Gattis has not been in the starting lineup for Houston. Over the past 10 games, Gattis is hitting .219 with two home runs and five RBI in 32 at-bats. Expect him back in the starting lineup on Saturday.
OUTEvan GattisC/DH HOU 4 weeks ago
Gattis is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
A.J. Reed will serve as the designated hitter Friday as Gattis sits following four consecutive starts. Gattis finished the month of June with hits in eight of his final nine games (three multi-hit games). He hit three homers over that span to give him 12 on the year -- he's well on pace to clear 20 homers for a fourth consecutive season.