"Fingers crossed, he doesn't need any more at-bats [after Sunday]," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "… And if he feels good, then we'll activate him on Monday."
Gattis finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Thursday night in his first game since going down with a bulging thoracic disc on June 27. Gonzalez then spoke with Gwinnett manager Brian Snitker about the timing issues that prevented Gattis from catching up to some mid-90s fastballs in his rehab debut.
"[Snitker] said he looked great, other than he's a little rusty," Gonzalez said. "The timing wasn't there. He hadn't seen live pitching in at least two weeks, maybe even more. So that'll come."
Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.