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Alex Wood to the Rotation


Jul 2, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Alex Wood (58) pitches in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. The Braves won 11-3. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves have just announced that Paul Maholm has been placed on the 15-Day DL with a “left wrist contusion”. Alex Wood will take his place and start on Thursday vs. the Mets.

LHP Paul Maholm has been placed on the 15-day DL (retro to 7/21) with a left wrist contusion. LHP Alex Wood will start on Thursday.

This is a move that I have been hoping would happen for a while now, as Maholm has struggled mightily since his scoreless innings streak ended in April.

Early indications were that Zack Wheeler would start for the Mets vs. Wood on Thursday, but this has yet to be finalized.

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