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Astros Cautious Gattis takes painless swings off tee

By Jamal Collier / MLB.com | 2:50 PM ET

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Evan Gattis took about 15-20 swings off a tee Friday morning, the first time he has swung a bat since he was scratched from last Sunday's game against the Nationals, and he reported no pain. He had an MRI taken on Thursday that revealed no structural damage.

Gattis said he injured his wrist on an odd swing, and he wanted to be careful. It is the same wrist that received a platelet-rich plasma shot three years ago, which he said has made him cautious.

"It didn't really hurt all that bad," Gattis said. "It's just, I didn't want it to become something that was really an issue."

Gattis also played four innings in left field during a back-field game on Friday morning to get more comfortable in the outfield, though he said no balls were hit to him.

"I don't want him to take a step backwards from all the defensive work that he's done with [third-base coach] Gary [Pettis]," manager A.J. Hinch said. "We feel good about him playing defense. I don't want to artificially take him out of games just because he's not swinging the bat right now, so he can get a lot of reps on defense."

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