Gattis did not receive a $17.9 million qualifying offer from Houston on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gattis slashed .226/.284/.452 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI in 128 games for the Astros this past season during his fourth year with the organization. He will now hit the free-agent market after making $6.7 million in 2018. Gattis only made a couple appearances behind the plate this season, so it's likely that he will try to find a home in the American League as a designated hitter.
Gattis went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Angels. After going hitless in 16 at-bats, Gattis has erupted for five hits over seven at-bats in games Saturday and Sunday. Prior to his two-game uprising, Gattis had appeared in just 11 of 28 games, as a slump coincided with the hot bat of Tyler White, who took over as the primary designated hitter. Injuries to Carlos Correa (back) and George Springer (thumb, leg) may lead to some at-bats for Gattis over the final week, but he remains in a bench role.
Gattis is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gattis will hit the bench for the fourth straight game as he is 4-for-38 in his last 14 games. Tyler White garners another start at designated hitter, as Gattis' hold on the starting job appears to be waning.
Gattis is not in Friday's lineup against the Angels, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gattis will remain on the bench for the third straight game, as Tyler White is set to serve as the designated hitter. Over his last 10 games, Gattis has struggled to a .118/.139/.382 slash line.
Gattis is out of the lineup versus Seattle on Wednesday. Gattis will take a seat for the second straight game as Tyler White gets the nod at the DH spot. Through 110 games this year, Gattis is hitting .232 with a .772 OPS and 71 RBI.