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• Evan Gattis began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett as the designated hitter in Friday night's game at Durham, the first of what the Braves hope will only be three games in the Minor Leagues before the rookie catcher can rejoin the team following the All-Star break.

"Medically, I think the weekend will be good enough," Gonzalez said. "I think if he needs more at-bats just because of timing issues or you don't feel right, then we could probably find a place for him to play at the lower levels."

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• Evan Gattis began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett as the designated hitter in Friday night's game at Durham, the first of what the Braves hope will only be three games in the Minor Leagues before the rookie catcher can rejoin the team following the All-Star break.

"Medically, I think the weekend will be good enough," Gonzalez said. "I think if he needs more at-bats just because of timing issues or you don't feel right, then we could probably find a place for him to play at the lower levels."

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• Chris Johnson was back in the lineup at full strength for Friday's game after playing through a minor muscle spasm in his back, which flared up after a throw he made to retire Zack Cozart in the third inning on Thursday night.

Eric Single is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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