Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves placed outfielder B.J. Upton
on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a right adductor strain and activated
catcher Evan Gattis from the 15-day DL in preparation for Sunday's finale of a
four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Upton exited Friday's tilt with the Reds in the first inning after taking a
ball off his left knee while playing the field. The move is retroactive to
B.J.'s brother, Justin, was also injured in Friday's contest when he limped
to the dugout after grounding out in the seventh. Justin missed Saturday's
game with a left calf strain and is not in the starting lineup Sunday against
The Braves have lost all three of their starting outfielders during this
series with the Reds, as right fielder Jason Heyward has been sidelined since
Thursday when he sustained a strained left hamstring in the series-opener.
Atlanta's lineup will get a much-needed boost Sunday, with Gattis returning to
the lineup for the first time since June 17 due to an oblique strain that
forced him to the DL.
The 26-year-old rookie was batting .252 with 14 home runs and 37 RBI through
53 games prior to the injury.
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