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Braves | Evan Gattis had knee surgery

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis (knee) underwent knee surgery last October, leading the team to be careful with his workload behind the plate this spring. The surgery was of the arthroscopic variety to remove a dime-sized bone chip that was "floating around" in his knee since 2006. Gattis had an OATS procedure earlier that year that is an invasive procedure that plugs healthy cartilage and bone to a non-weight bearing part of the knee to fix damaged cartilage. Manager Fredi Gonzalez plans to have Gattis catch 100 to 110 games this year, but the team will be mindful not to overdo it, giving him occasional starts at first base or in left field.

Fantasy Tip: His surgery is far enough in the past now that we shouldn't be too worried, especially since he played all of last season with the bone chip in his knee. Gattis could easily regress in his homer numbers, but with catcher eligibility now, he's still a very good buy.

2014-03-14 13:33:41 | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

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