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After back-to-back starts, Gattis gets a breather

ATLANTA -- Now that Evan Gattis has returned from the disabled list, the Braves will make every attempt to prevent him from encountering further back discomfort. So after handling the starting catching duties the previous two days, Gattis rested during Wednesday night's game against the Marlins.

Gattis has been limited to a single in seven at-bats since being activated on Monday. More importantly, he got through the two games without any reason to be concerned about the bulging thoracic disk that had sidelined him since June 27.

"The timing is not there yet, but physically it's all good," Gattis said.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he will likely not play Gattis more than two or three straight days over the next couple of weeks.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for
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