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Alex Wood to remain in bullpen for time being

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The Braves will not go with a six man rotation just yet

Victor Decolongon

According to Tom Hart of Fox Sports, the Braves will be keeping Alex Wood in the bullpen for the time being and they have shuffled their rotation.

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.