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Evan Gattis to Start Minor League Rehab for Atlanta Braves Friday

July 12th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
By Cody Fields

Evan Gattis took batting practice for the second consecutive day without a problem, so the Atlanta Braves will start his minor league rehab assignment on Friday, ajc.com reports.

“Another good day,” Gattis said. “No pain. It went good. It’s been the same for the last little while. And I wasn’t sore yesterday or waking up this morning so it’s good.”

Gattis' rehab stint will be between three and six games, starting with Triple-A Gwinnett as a designated hitter in Durham. Fredi Gonzalez said Gattis can take the All-Star break off if he feels good after the three games or can continue for three more games with Single-A Rome or Advanced-A Lynchburg.

The Braves hope to activate Gattis in time to start the second half on July 19 against the Chicago White Sox, where Gattis would likely serve as the DH in the American League Park.

Gattis has been on the disabled list since June 18 with a strained oblique.

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