Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:09:30 -0700
Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt (hand) was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Gwinnett with a left hand contusion.
Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt should be back in September, and this shouldn't hinder that timetable.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:45:37 -0700
The Atlanta Braves have activated C Evan Gattis (back) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned C Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Fantasy Tip: Owners in all leagues can look to put Gattis back into their starting lineups.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:18:49 -0700
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis (back) is going to remain the team's primary catcher when he returns, and C Christian Bethancourt will return to Triple-A Gwinnett, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez said he does not know when Gattis will return from the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt has hit well in his limited at-bats, but he is not worth stashing in NL-only leagues when he is demoted. Gattis is likely two weeks away, at least.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:05:06 -0700
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis (back) still doesn't have a set timetable for his return, but he believes that his recovery period "won't be too long term."
Fantasy Tip: Gerald Laird and Christian Bethancourt will split duties behind the plate while Gattis recovers. Both Laird and Bethancourt are options in NL-only formats.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:08:06 -0700
The Atlanta Braves placed C Evan Gattis (back) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, July 1. He'll soon receive an epidural injection, after which he'd be restricted in activity for three to five days. It's uncertain whether he'll need more than the minimum time on the DL, but it's not likely that he'll require surgery. In his stead, Christian Bethancourt and Gerald Laird may split time, but manager Fredi Gonzalez hasn't yet decided.
Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is your choice for fantasy purposes as a second mixed backstop. He's a defense-first prospect but has picked it up with the bat in the last year.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:28:20 -0700
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis (back) remains out of the starting lineup Monday, June 30, and C Christian Bethancourt will receive his second straight start. Gattis is dealing with an upper back injury and C Gerald Laird needs a day off. Manager Fredi Gonzalez doesn't have the results of Gattis' MRI results, but he's expected to be out the next few days.
Fantasy Tip: Gattis could land on the DL depending on his MRI results. Prepare for that possibility now. In weekly leagues, play it on the safe side and keep Gattis on your bench if you can get away with it.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:15:40 -0700
The Atlanta Braves recalled C Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A Gwinnett. He's in the lineup for the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, June 28.
Bethancourt is one to watch if C Evan Gattis (back) misses extended time. He's an NL-only add for now if he doesn't go back down after the game.
Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is one to watch if C Evan Gattis (back) misses extended time. He's an NL-only add for now if he doesn't go back down after the game. If he secures regular playing time, he's a C2 in mixed leagues.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:24:43 -0700
The Atlanta Braves have considered the possibility of recalling C Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A Gwinnett and moving C Evan Gattis to left field, which would move OF Jason Heyward to center field.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:01:02 -0800
As expected, free-agent C Brian McCann rejected the Atlanta Braves' $14.1 million qualifying offer Monday, Nov. 11. McCann is already drawing interest from 10 teams on the open market. He could also re-sign with the Braves, although that seems unlikely. Cs Evan Gattis and Christian Bethancourt are options to take over at catcher for McCann next year.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:10:35 -0700
Atlanta Braves manger Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday, Sept. 24, that C Christian Bethancourt will likely get some playing time before the regular season concludes. However, it might not come until the team's playoff seeding becomes clearer.