Evan Gattis not ready to return, Edwin Encarnacion placed on DL

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Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis is not ready to return to the lineup as he deals with a bulging thoracic disc in his back.

Gattis has been out of the lineup since the end of last monthand it appears he will need additional time away once his 15-day stay on the disabled list is over.

In 63 games before going on the DL Gattis compiled a .290/.342/.558 line with 16 home runs and 39 RBI.

Encarnacion placed on DL

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed first baseman Edwin Encarnation on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

Encarnacion suffered the injury trying to beat out a double play on Saturday. The expectation is that he will miss up to a month of action.

The Blue Jays will surely miss his .277/.368/.591 batting line with 26 home runs and 70 RBI in 88 games.

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