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The Braves will recall Alex Wood to take over Gavin Floyd’s spot in the rotation

Jun 20, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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Alex Wood spent the first two years of his Braves career as a swingman and had a lot of success doing that. He was sent down ten days ago, however, in order to stretch him out to become a full-time starter. Hope he stretched fast, because it’s being reported that it will be Wood who will take over for Gavin Floyd, who broke his elbow in last night’s win over the Nationals.

Wood posted a 3.00 ERA in seven starts with the Braves earlier this season and he has a 3.26 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 138 innings overall, split between starting and work out of the pen. Now it’s full-time rotation duty.

  1. tbird05 - Jun 20, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Glad to see it. They were starting to jerk him around like they did medlen a couple years ago, but it looks like Floyd’s unfortunate injury will give him the opportunity to stay in the rotation for good. If he performs well the rest of the year, there won’t be a need to add arms during the offseason. (Assuming the rest of the team doesn’t need tjs by then)

    • emdash01 - Jun 20, 2014 at 3:06 PM

      I’d be surprised if they don’t make a move before then, though, for someone like Samardzija that they’d have control of next year. Losing Floyd means they have to keep Harang around, and he’s regressed pretty hard. Not to mention that Wood shouldn’t pitch more than 140 innings this year, and he’s already at 70 – that gives him maybe 11 or 12 starts before he’s done for the season, which would take him to late August or so.

  2. flyinhighwithvick - Jun 20, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Braves falling fast! Timberrrrrrr! Too bad there are no fans in Turner Field to see it.

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