Atlanta Braves rookie power-hitter Evan Gattis doubled in four at bats Saturday night in his second rehab game with the Gwinnett Braves. The 26-year old Texan, like he did Friday night, hit third in the line-up.
The G-Braves lost for the second consecutive night to Durham, this time by an 8-1 score. Gwinnett managed only five hits in the game.
Gattis did not get a hit Friday night in four at bats, so he is now one for eight in his rehab stint. He also has yet to play in the field.
A good sign for Gattis and the Braves is that he made contact in all four at bats Saturday, and he did not experience any discomfort in his right oblique.
Gattis will complete his rehab stint with Gwinnett at Durham in a 5:05 game, Sunday. Gwinnett will be off Monday through Wednesdays, as the International League breaks for their All-Star game, which is played in Reno, NV on Wednesday night.
It is not known at this time if Gattis will play rehab games with another Braves minor league affiliate before his probable activation next Friday night when the Atlanta Braves play the White Sox in Chicago.
With the Atlanta Braves entire starting outfield out injured, Gattis would be starting if he was healthy. When asked Friday night if the Braves may bring up Gattis to play for the major league club either Saturday or Sunday, manager Fredi Gonzalez felt that would not be an option. So don’t expect to see Gattis out there tomorrow afternoon in the series finale against the Reds.