Jul 18, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt (25) stands on third base against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Bethancourt Returns

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Gwinnett Braves catcher, Christian Bethancourt, has returned to action from his stint on the disabled list.  On August 19th the Braves prospect was placed on the DL with a left hand contusion.  The Minor League rule for players going on the DL is 7-games and that’s all Bethancourt needed.

Prior to being shut down he had a slash line .268/.292/.393 in 313 games in Gwinnett.

Bethancourt had a brief stay in Atlanta over the summer and opened the eyes of many.  In 13 games he had a slash line of .240/.283/.260 but was really impressive behind the plate.  Christian is definitely a key component to the Braves future and he could be wearing the Atlanta jersey full-time in 2015.

Christian went 1-4 on Monday night during his first game back on the field.  Then Tuesday night he hit a homer and went 3-5 with two RBIs.  He played catcher both games.


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