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Braves C Gattis on 15-day DL with strained oblique

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have placed catcher Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.

The Braves announced the move before Tuesday's doubleheader against the New York Mets. Infielder Tyler Pastornicky was recalled from AAA Gwinnett.

Gattis injured himself on his final at-bat of a 2-1 victory over the Mets on Monday night. Brian McCann was on deck to pinch hit when Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer to win the game in the ninth inning.

The 26-year-old Gattis has been 1 of baseball's most surprising players. He earned a backup job in spring training as a non-roster player and quickly increased his role with a penchant for dramatic homers.

He is second on the Braves in homers (14) and RBIs (37) while batting .252.

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