Evan Gattis has gotten past the soreness of rehabbing his strained oblique and is finally easing himself back into hitting, throwing and running, but the Atlanta Braves are planning on him returning after the All-Star break, braves.com reports.
On the disabled list since June 18, Gattis is understanding that oblique injuries require patience.
"I've got to get it right before I come back, so I can stay healthy the rest of the year," Gattis said.
Gattis will need a rehab stint in the minor leagues before returning to Major League action, but the Braves' bench could use some help, having lost Ramiro Pena and Jordan Schafer while Gattis has been out.
Gattis has won April and May National League Rookie of the Month while hitting .252 with 14 homers in 53 games this season.
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