Evan Gattis missing seventh straight game with strep throat

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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.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.