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Braves | Evan Gattis stays in lineup

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis remains in the lineup Friday, April 12, and is starting at first base. Gattis played just seven games at first base at Single-A Rome back in 2011. Manager Fredi Gonzalez wanted to keep C Gerald Laird paired with SP Julio Teheran Friday. Gattis is hitting .391 with three home runs, six RBIs and an .826 slugging percentage in 23 at-bats. 3B Chris D. Johnson moved across the diamond to third base.

Fantasy Tip: Because of his hot hitting to start the year, Atlanta may be forced to go with three catchers to keep Gattis on roster when Brian McCann (shoulder) returns from the infirmary. Gattis will lose decent playing time, however, if that's the case.

2013-04-12 15:49:36 | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

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