Braves' Gattis off DL, starting against Marlins
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran talks with catcher Evan Gattis during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran talks with catcher Evan Gattis during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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ATLANTA (AP) — Catcher Evan Gattis has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in Atlanta's lineup against the Miami Marlins.

Gattis had been sidelined since June 29 with a bulging disk in his lower back.

The return of Gattis adds an important bat to the middle of the Braves' lineup. Gattis is hitting .290 with 16 homers — one behind Justin Upton's team-leading 17 — and 39 RBIs.

The Braves optioned catcher Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Upton is also in Monday night's lineup after he left Sunday's game against the Phillies with triceps tightness after being hit by a pitch.


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