Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:08:52 -0800
Houston Astros C/OF Evan Gattis is expected to get an early look this spring in left field, according to manager A.J. Hinch. Gattis is expected to see work at first base later in the spring. Gattis played 48 games in left field for the Atlanta Braves in 2013. "Seeing he's played (48) games in the outfield a couple of years ago, that's a faster comfort level for him," Hinch said. "He's been working hard this winter in the outfield -- he told me that. I just see that as a better fit early to get into camp."
Fantasy Tip: Gattis will be very valuable this year with multi-positional eligibility, but he mainly will be used as a power-hitting catching option for fantasy squads. The move to the American League and hitter-friendly Minute Maid Park only boosts Gattis' value. However, you'll need to plan around a weak contact rate and plenty of strikeouts.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:45:52 -0800
Houston Astros C/OF Evan Gattis will serve as the team's third catcher this year while also playing some left field, first base and designated hitter, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:49:07 -0800
Houston Astros C Evan Gattis will spend most of his time this year in left field, with occasional starts at catcher and first base.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:54:33 -0800
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis is no longer a trade option for the Texas Rangers, and it appears he will be traded to the Houston Astros, according to sources.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:43:44 -0800
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis is still a trade option for the Texas Rangers if the Braves and Houston Astros are not able to agree to a deal.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:10:15 -0800
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis has not officially been traded to the Houston Astros, because another team could improve their trade offer for Gattis, according to sources.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:54:49 -0800
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis was traded to the Houston Astros Wednesday, Jan. 14, in exchange for SP Mike Foltynewicz, 3B Rio Ruiz and P Andrew Thurman, according to a source.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:48:13 -0800
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis was acquired by the Houston Astros Wednesday, Jan. 14, in exchange for three prospects, according to a source.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:05:59 -0800
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis is being aggressively pursued by the Houston Astros, and they brought him in for a physical Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:40:22 -0800
Atlanta Braves OF Evan Gattis is expected to play left field and bat cleanup next season, unless the team is blown away by a trade offer.