Braves catcher Evan Gattis makes opening day roster


Evan Gattis

Catcher Evan Gattis (36) of the Rome Braves, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, prior to the first game of a doubleheader against the Greenville Drive on August 15, 2011, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Rome defeated Greenville, 6-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

I love a good Minor League success story, and the saga of catcher Evan Gattis of the Atlanta Braves certainly qualifies. Gattis, whose personal struggles were discussed in a Sports Illustrated profile last week, was named today to the Braves’ opening day roster, never having played a day above Class AA.


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