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Julio Teheran to start Opening Day for Braves

Mar 22, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that right-hander Julio Teheran will start Opening Day for the Braves when they take on the Brewers on March 31.

Kris Medlen was originally expected to get the call for the Braves, but he underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week, leaving Teheran as the obvious choice for the assignment. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez hasn’t officially announced the rest of his rotation, but Alex Wood, Freddy Garcia, and David Hale are the expected names. Ervin Santana could make his season debut on April 9 while Mike Minor should be ready to come off the disabled list by the second half of April.

Teheran, 23, posted a 3.20 ERA and 170/45 K/BB ratio over 185 2/3 innings last season and finished fifth in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting. He agreed to a six-year, $34.2 million extension with the Braves last month.

  1. leylandshospicenurse - Mar 22, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    This was kind of understood, I mean it wouldn’t be Wood, Garcia, or Hale

  2. realgone2 - Mar 22, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Damn! I thought it was gonna be Terrell Wade.

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