"He will catch some, probably later in season," Luhnow said.
Gattis will slot in as the team's third catcher in addition to his regular role after coming to the team from the Braves this past offseason. He's 8 for 20 with one home run and two walks this spring.
Gattis has been slowed by a wrist injury this spring but has seen work in left field in minor-league action this past weekend. He served as the Braves' designated hitter Monday, smacking his first home run of the spring in the third inning. Gattis is slated to start in left field Wednesday against the Phillies, MLB.com reports.
Gattis has been getting work in left field on the minor-league side as he continues his transition from catcher, but he's slated to serve as the team's designated hitter Monday. Oberholtzer has been recovering from a lat strain and illness but is slated to take the mound Wednesday.
Gattis played four innings of a minor-league game Sunday in left field, going 0 for 1 at the plate with a walk.
"It went good," Gattis said. "I got jammed, but I guess it's a good sign it wasn't my wrist."
Gattis, who spent all of last season as a catcher, is getting more reps in left field, including Sunday.
"It was a sinking line drive," Gattis said. "It was actually a good one. I got one under my belt."
"I'm more comfortable with him now in left field," Hinch said. "It's more about repetition. I joke with him only because he's put in a lot of work not to get a ton of game action. We've got 10 or 11 games left, and he'll see some left field as soon as this weekend if things are progressing for him."
Gattis spent the majority of his time with the Braves behind the plate, but he's expected to play left field primarily for the Astros while the team is at full strength. He's also been slowed by a wrist injury this spring.
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