The Braves are going with a six-man rotation until their next scheduled off day on Aug. 30. Here's the starting staff:
Tim Hudson, 11-4, 3.77 ERA
Paul Maholm, 10-7, 3.50
Kris Medlen, 3-1, 2.28
Tommy Hanson, 12-5, 4.29
Ben Sheets, 4-2, 2.13
Mike Minor, 6-8, 4.95
Kris Medlen insists it doesn't matter if he's one of the starting five or if he's hanging out in the bullpen.
I'm no Sherlock Holmes, but I've deduced that Medlen toes the company line when asked his preference.
He'd rather be starting.
But he won't tell you that.
Medlen says stuff like it doesn't really matter to him or that he does whatever the Braves ask him to do. He says that he's accepted his role, whatever it is.
For now, his job will be starting every sixth day for the Braves because manager Fredi Gonzalez said he's planning to go with a six-man rotation until the end of August.
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