Evan Gattis has strep throat, out at least three games


Braves catcher Evan Gattis will miss at least the next three games with step throat, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Gattis has struggled since returning from a three-week disabled list stint for a bulging disk in his back, hitting just .237 with a .720 OPS in 39 games dating back to mid-July after carrying a .900 OPS to the DL.

I can sympathize with Gattis, because I recently had strep throat for the first time at age 31 and it was a nightmare. The initial antibiotics didn’t work, so a trip to the emergency room and a stronger batch of medicine was required. And even then it took about a week before I was feeling somewhat human. It’s also potentially contagious, so the Braves probably want Gattis as far away from the clubhouse as possible.