Braves have altered their rotation for this weekend. Alex Wood will not start Saturday as expected. He'll remain in the bullpen.— Tom Hart (@tom_hart) May 14, 2014
Wood was originally moved to the bullpen last weekend with the understanding that it would just be a missed turn and that he would start on Saturday. For whatever reason, the Braves have gone away from that plan and will have him remain in the bullpen. Maybe part of that is due to Luis Avilan's struggles this year, but I would much rather him have a specified role for a period of time than continually move back and forth between the bullpen and rotation.
Wood has looked good in the bullpen so far. Hopefully the Braves use him for multiple innings sometimes along with David Hale, who has also impressed in the bullpen, to keep their arms stretched and to maximize some of their value while keeping other arms fresh.
Aaron Harang will start on Saturday in Wood's place.