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Gattis is out of the lineup Thursday against the Mets.

With Gattis starting each of the last four games, manager Fredi Gonzalez decided the catcher was overdue for a rest. Gerald Laird will handle the duties behind the plate, catching for pitcher Mike Minor.

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Gattis hit his 20th homer Sunday while going 2-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch against the Reds.

Gattis tied Devin Mesoraco among full-time catchers for the most homers at the position this season (Carlos Santana has 21 homers, but he's only caught 11 times this season). Given the attrition at the position, Gattis could be a top-5 catcher next year.

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Gattis is out of the lineup Friday against the Reds.

Gattis will head to the bench after three straight starts, with Gerald Laird stepping in to catcher starter Mike Minor. Although Gattis has struggled to a .226/.258/.387 batting line this month, he has hit two homers in his last six games to bring his total on the season to 19.

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Gattis is out of the lineup Monday.

The Braves' top catcher will get a standard day off, and it just so happens to also be his 28th birthday Monday. He's slashing .275/.329/.508 on the season, and has been one of the best sources of power at the position for fantasy owners. Gerald Laird will get the nod behind the dish Monday.

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Gattis is out of the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

Gattis has made three straight starts, but will sit Thursday for a day game directly following a night game. Gerald Laird will man the backstop in his stead.

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Gattis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Gattis will take a seat for the day game after Saturday's night game. He has struggled at the plate as of late, collecting just five hits in his last 30 at-bats and striking out 10 times. Gerald Laird will start behind the plate Sunday and bat seventh for the Braves.

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Evan Gattis went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the Braves' defeat of the Padres on Monday afternoon.

Gattis opened the game's scoring with a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh inning off San Diego starter Jason Lane and then drove in Justin Upton with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. He also had one another single, and is now batting .292/.350/.556 with 17 homers and 42 RBI in 69 games this season.

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Braves activated C Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list.

Gattis wound up missing a little over three weeks with a bulging thoracic disc in his back. He hit the ball well on his minor league rehab assignment and will return Monday to an excellent .290/.342/.558 batting line. Gattis has slugged 16 home runs in 63 games.

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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Sunday that barring any setbacks, Evan Gattis (back) is set to return to the Braves lineup on Monday.

Gattis spent the weekend on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett. He has been on the shelf since late June due to a bulging disc in his back. Before going on the DL, the White Bear was hitting .290/.342/.558 with 16 homers and 39 RBI in his first 63 games.

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Evan Gattis (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

The date had been up in the air, but now it's set. Gattis took batting practice with the Braves' Low-A Rome club for a few days before being cleared for game action. He'll be Gwinnett's designated hitter Thursday and is slated to play 3-4 games there, putting him on pace to be activated Monday at the earliest. Gattis has been out since late June with a bulging disc in his upper back.