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Braves' Gattis on DL

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Atlanta Braves backup catcher Evan Gattis landed on the disabled list Tuesday with a right oblique strain.

Gattis, 26, suffered the injury on a check-swing during Monday's win over the Mets.

"I guess it was just an awkward swing on a slider," Gattis told MLB.com. "I was trying to check the swing, and it just grabbed me on my right oblique."

Gattis is hitting .252 with 14 home runs and 37 RBIs in 53 games. He was the Braves' starter until Brian McCann returned from offseason shoulder surgery on May 6.

Veteran Gerald Laird will be McCann's backup while Gattis is out. He started the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Infielder Tyler Pastornicky was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to fill Gattis' spot. He was batting .309 with four home runs in 57 games with Triple-A Gwinnett.
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