Braves catcher Evan Gattis has failed to make progress from strep throat and will miss his seventh straight game this evening.
According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gattis visited with team doctors today in attempt to get over the hump. However, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated that there’s no clear timetable for his return.
“He is trying to figure out why this thing is lingering,” Gonzalez said Monday before the series opener against Washington at Turner Field. “They are trying to figure out what is going on. He was starting to feel a little better during the weekend. Hopefully we get an answer. “
The reeling Braves could use Gattis’ bat in the worst way right now. They were swept by the lowly Rangers over the weekend and are just 3-9 this month, putting them four games behind the Pirates for the second Wild Card spot in the National League. Atlanta has just 13 games remaining.