The Atlanta Braves pulled a surprise today, recalling Evan Gattis from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett and inserting him into the starting line-up. Gattis was recalled to replace Freddie Freeman, who was injured in Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Gattis will play first base and bat clean-up, as the Braves try to finish out the weekend with a series win against the Reds.
In Saturday’s game, Freddie Freeman sprained his left thumb on a tag play at first base and is experiencing soreness which may keep him out of the All-Star game.
The Braves lost the first game of the series against the Reds Thursday night, but bounced back with wins Friday and Saturday night.
In his Triple-A rehab assignment, Gattis went 0 for 4 Friday night with two strikeouts, but bounced back Saturday evening with a double in four at bats.
The Braves will place a somewhat makeshift line-up on the field Sunday afternoon. Here is the line-up:
1. Constanza LF
2. Simmons SS
3. C. Johnson 3B
4. Gattis 1B
5. Uggla 2B
6. R. Johnson CF
7. Laird C
8. Terdoslavich RF
9. Teheran P