Alex Wood To Take Maholm's Spot In The Rotation

Kevin C. Cox

Alex Wood will replace Paul Maholm, for at least one start, as Maholm heads to the DL.

As David O'Brien reported earlier today, Alex Wood will join the rotation for at least the first start that Maholm is scheduled to miss:

Wood, 22, will make his second major league start in a series finale against the Mets, the same team he faced in the second game of a June 18 doubleheader in Atlanta.

Gonzalez said the Braves haven't decided who'll make the second and third rotation turns that Maholm will miss before he's eligible to return from the DL. He said the Braves would like to get five or six innings out of Wood on Thursday.

It is believed at this time that Maholm won't require missing more than the minimum 15 days.

Ben talked about the possibility of Alex Wood joining the rotation earlier this week.

There is the additional possibility that once returning from the DL, Paul Maholm could find himself in the bullpen, as a lefty reliever, which the Braves have already been seeking, and we may see Brandon Beachy take his spot in the starting rotation. I don't believe that decision has been made at this time, as much will depend on Beachy's continued progress in his rehab starts.

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