Evan Gattis C/DH HOU 1 week ago

Gattis hit a solo home run, his first of the season and first as a member of the Astros, in Wednesday's 6-1 win over Oakland.

Gattis' eighth inning blast off A's reliever R.J. Alvarez was his only hit of the game in four at-bats. Fantasy owners who drafted the catcher-eligible DH for his power finally caught a glimpse of what he's capable of, as the home run traveled 421 feet over the center field wall. Gattis is currently riding a modest three-game hitting streak after going hitless in his first five games.

Evan Gattis C/DH HOU 2 weeks ago

Gattis snapped an 0-for-23 start to his season with a single in the ninth inning during Monday's 8-1 loss to the Rangers.

"It feels like getting a little bit of a weight lifted," Gattis said after the game. "It's a step in the right direction a small victory." The Astros' DH admitted he may have been pressing at the plate, but his fantasy owners surely hope that's behind him now and he'll start flashing signs of his power.

Evan Gattis C/DH HOU 2 weeks ago

Gattis' struggles at the plate continued Sunday, as he went hitless in five at-bats with three strikeouts against the Rangers.

Gattis did draw a walk in the game to raise his OBP to .048 on the young season, but the 28-year-old remains hitless with 12 strikeouts over 20 at-bats thus far.

Evan Gattis C/DH HOU 2 weeks ago

To the surprise of literally no one, Gattis is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports.

Gattis is the coldest hitter in the big leagues right now, with zero hits in 15 at-bats to start the season. He has nine strikeouts over those four games, including back-to-back golden sombreros Wednesday and Thursday. The Astros need him to get out of this funk, and he should be in the lineup again as soon as Sunday, but there's no denying he could use a day off. Marwin Gonzalez will get the start at shortstop Saturday with Jed Lowrie sliding to DH.

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Gattis suffered his second consecutive four-strikeout game during Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Indians.

"Yeah, it's embarrassing," Gattis said after the game. "I've never been booed by my own fans before, so that's a first, too. I'm a better hitter than that." Through three games as the Astros' DH, the 28-year-old remains hitless with eight strikeouts in 11 at-bats.

Evan Gattis C/DH HOU 1 month ago

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Gattis "will catch some (games), probably later in the season," but will mostly DH and play left field, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Gattis' rotisserie value in 2016 hinges on whether or not he retains catcher eligibility, so it's encouraging to hear there's at least a slight chance of that happening. He's a defensive liability both behind the plate and in the outfield, however, so it's safe to assume he'll DH most often.

Evan Gattis C/DH HOU 1 month ago

Gattis (wrist) went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer as the DH in Monday's Grapefruit League loss to the Braves.

The fact that Gattis went deep in the game is a good sign that his wrist injury is healing. He'll take the next step in his recovery Wednesday with a start in in left field against the Phillies.

Evan Gattis C/DH HOU 1 month ago

Gattis (wrist) will start in left field for Wednesday's spring training contest against the Phillies.

Gattis has been sidelined for over a week due to right wrist discomfort, but still appears to be back on track in time for Opening Day. He served as the team's DH on Monday, and his return to the field Wednesday could signal that the wrist is progressing well.

Evan Gattis C/DH HOU 1 month ago

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said that he believes Gattis (wrist) will be ready for the start of the season, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

He's expected to DH in Monday's Grapefruit League game, which would give him nearly two full weeks to handle an increased workload in spring games before Opening Day.

Evan Gattis C/DH HOU 1 month ago

Gattis (wrist) underwent an MRI on Thursday which revealed no structural damage in his wrist, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Gattis proceeded to take 15-20 swings off a tee and didn't feel any pain. He's been playing defense regularly in left field and first base, but he'll continue to build up his swing as Opening Day approaches. At this point, his Opening Day status does not appear to be in jeopardy, but the Astros could be forced to lean on alternative options in left field and first base if his status does not improve in the week ahead.