Evan Gattis Returning to Braves Lineup on Monday Night

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Updated: 7/21/2014 3:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) - Catcher Evan Gattis has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in Atlanta's lineup against the Miami Marlins.
Gattis had been sidelined since June 29 with a bulging disk in his lower back.
The return of Gattis adds an important bat to the middle of the Braves' lineup. Gattis is hitting .290 with 16 homers - one behind Justin Upton's team-leading 17 - and 39 RBIs.
The Braves optioned catcher Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Upton is also in Monday night's lineup after he left Sunday's game against the Phillies with triceps tightness after being hit by a pitch.

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