The GM Meetings got underway this morning and the Atlanta Braves are pushing catcher Evan Gattis hard according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman.
Word is #Braves pushing Gattis hard. AL teams interested since he could DH and play the field more sparingly— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 10, 2014
Fox Sports' baseball writer Ken Rosenthal also confirms Sherman's report.
Several American League teams have shown interest according to Sherman which makes sense given that he could DH and limit his time in the field. Gattis' bat and contract status make him an appealing target. He finished the season hitting .263 with 22 home runs in 108 games.
Moving Gattis would clear the way for Christian Bethancourt to become the team's full-time catcher. Bethancourt is an upgrade defensively but the move would also take a potent offensive weapon out of a lineup that struggled at times this season to score runs.