Aug 11, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis (24) hits an RBI double in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves option Evan Gattis, recall Jose Constanza

After Friday’s win against the Miami Marlins, the Atlanta Braves decided to option struggling back up catcher Evan Gattis to Triple-A Gwinnett.

This move is obviously temporary as the Triple-A minor league season comes to an end tomorrow. So he could be brought back up when rosters expand when the minor league season comes to a close.

The 27 year old catcher stepped in for then injured Brian McCann back in April and put a power display. Since April, he has struggled, only hitting .200 with one home run since June 10th.

The Braves are hoping his little trip to Triple-A will give him enough time to bounce back from the slump he’s been in the last couple months.

As Gattis made his way to Triple-A, the Braves called up 30 year old outfielder Jose Constanza. I admit, when I first read his last name I thought of Seinfeld’s George Costanza. Anyways, he’s batting .190 over 14 games played with the major league club this season.

He will replace Evan Gettis on the active roster and provide the Braves with depth in the outfield.

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