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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

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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