Gonzalez Likely to Shuffle His Catchers, Third Basemen

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Gonzalez Likely to Shuffle His Catchers, Third Basemen
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Johnson and Gerald Laird will have the honor of being in Monday's Opening Day lineup against the Phillies. But Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will likely alter his lineup by starting Juan Francisco and Evan Gattis during the regular season's second game. With the Phillies starting left-hander Cole Hamels on Monday, the right-handed-hitting Johnson will get the nod over the left-handed-hitting Francisco. Gonzalez plans to platoon these two players at third base until given a reason to utilize one of them in an everyday role.

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