Gonzalez on Catching Plans; Heyward's Gold

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Gonzalez on Catching Plans; Heyward's Gold
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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he would mix-and-match catchers Gerald Laird and Evan Gattis without any set pattern for the time being, other than Laird being used for each of rookie Julio Teheran’s starts. Gattis homered in his major league debut Wednesday, and Laird was back in the lineup Thursday with Kris Medlen pitching. Gonzalez mentioned that rookie Gattis and veteran starter Tim Hudson would probably make a good pairing. Teheran makes his season debut Saturday and Hudson makes his second start Sunday. Mike Minor starts Friday’s series opener against the Cubs.

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