Astros: Evan Gattis pokes fun with MLB lockout on Twitter

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While Evan Gattis became a fan favorite to many Houston Astros fans, the former designated hitter and catcher was also a pivotal piece to the World Series title in 2017.

At 31-years-old, Gattis’ major-league came to an end following the 2018 season, but that hasn’t stopped him from enjoying the game on social media.

Gattis has been an active member of Twitter more recently this offseason, and with the ongoing lockout, he took some light-hearted jabs at fans. Of course, Gattis was just having fun with blaming the fans, and many of them joined in.

The now 35-year-old iterated his love for the game and for the fans, while also proving how fun of a follow he is.

"“At a certain age, if I was on (the) 40-man (roster), I would be doing some serious steroids right now,” Gattis said via Twitter."

While Evan Gattis was poking fun at the Major League Baseball lockout, the former Astro had the best one liner regarding the future of the game.

The lockout prevents minor-league players on the 40-man roster from participating in Minor League spring training and working out with team personnel. There are a handful of recent additions to the 40-man including Jeremy Pena, Jonathan Bermudez, Joe Perez and Shawn Dubin.

Pena may have the strongest chance of making the Opening Day roster, but for all four of these prospects, 2022 spring training is their biggest test yet and they can’t be included at the moment.

Gattis noted this in his series of tweets following MLB’s decision to cancel games and negotiations running stale.

"“Some incredible young talent in MLB is getting crushed by this,” Gattis said via Twitter."

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The best tweet from Gattis during the lockout involved a former Astros closer, who isn’t well-liked around the fanbase.

"“I can’t believe this isn’t (Ken) Giles fault,” Gattis said via Twitter."