Evan Gattis DH HOU 1 day ago

Astros manager A.J. Hinch is still hopeful to get Gattis time behind the plate as the two continue working drills, Angel Verdejo Jr. of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

"Having not played a position for as long, especially that position, I'm very cautious about (playing him there)," Hinch said of Gattis' past experience playing catcher. Ideally, the 29-year-old could get reps at the position in games that are blowouts, but Hinch still hasn't used him behind the plate this season.

Evan Gattis DH HOU 2 days ago

Gattis is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gattis has started five straight games, but he hasn't garnered a hit in the past three and lowered his batting average to .216 on the season. He'll cede the start at designated hitter to Preston Tucker for the evening.

Evan Gattis DH HOU 5 days ago

Gattis went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI Friday at the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gattis' first homer of the season gave the Astros an early lead in a game they'd go on to lose. He's finally getting into a groove at the plate, as he's not only hit in four straight games, but during that time, he's gone 7-for-11 to raise his slash line to .256/.267/.419.

Evan Gattis DH HOU 1 week ago

Gattis is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite producing two straight two-hit efforts, Gattis will get another day off after starting off the season batting a mere .222 with only one RBI. He'll cede the designated hitting duties to Preston Tucker for the day.

Evan Gattis DH HOU 2 weeks ago

Gattis is not in the lineup Saturday against Boston.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gattis got the start as the DH on Friday, but the Astros will go with Preston Tucker in that spot Saturday. Tucker will bat fifth against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.

Evan Gattis DH HOU 2 weeks ago

Gattis is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gattis will get the day off Thursday after serving as the Astros' DH for the past three days. The Astros will deploy left-handed bat Preston Tucker to draw the favorable matchup Thursday against righty A.J Griffin.

Evan Gattis DH HOU 3 weeks ago

Gattis may catch in a game in the next 7-to-10 days, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. "The next step is to get him in some games," manager A.J. Hinch said. "The only uncomfortable part for me is having him do it at the major league level, having not done it for a year."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gattis last stepped behind the plate on Sept. 28, 2014 as a member of the Braves. In the following offseason, he was dealt to the Astros, who opted to use him at designated hitter and occasionally in left field. After four appearances this season, he's slashing a measly .167/.167/.167, so Hinch may want Gattis to get into the swing of things at the plate before experimenting with his positional versatility. In the meantime, expect Erik Kratz to spell Jason Castro whenever the latter requires a respite.

Evan Gattis DH HOU 3 weeks ago

Gattis is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gattis will be replaced by Preston Tucker at the DH spot Saturday with the Astros facing Justin Verlander and the Tigers. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Friday's matchup and is now 1-for-8 on the year. The Astros have been trying him back out at catcher of late, so he could gain eligibility there in the near future if manager A.J Hinch opts to plug him in behind the plate in place of Jason Castro.

Evan Gattis DH HOU 3 weeks ago

Gattis is back in the lineup Friday against Detroit, serving as the DH and batting sixth.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His second straight absence Thursday, following an 0-for-4, three-strikeout performance in his debut, raised some eyebrows. However, it seems Gattis is fine, physically, as he'll step back in Friday to face right-hander Mike Pelfrey. The Astros are hoping to have Gattis ready to catch in the near future to increase lineup flexibility.

Evan Gattis DH HOU 3 weeks ago

Gattis is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's a bit puzzling that Gattis is sitting Thursday for the second day in a row after making his season debut Tuesday, but it seems that manager A.J. Hinch is simply easing him back into action, and is avoiding using him against tough right-handers in Yordano Ventura and Ian Kennedy. Preston Tucker will serve as the Astros' designated hitter Thursday.