Found December 13, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Julio Teheran's last three starts before the Dominican winter league all-star break showed why the right-hander remains the Atlanta Braves' top prospect despite a difficult second season in Class AAA last summer. The 21-year-old from Colombia allowed just two hits over 16 2/3 scoreless innings for Licey, and one of the outings came Dec. 9 with general manager Frank Wren, manager Fredi Gonzalez and other Braves officials watching during a four-day trip to the Dominican Republic. Teheran allowed one hit while striking out eight and walking none in that start. He pitched five no-hit innings in his previous game. The Braves traded Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for reliever Jordan Walden to open up a spot in the rotation. Teheran and Randall Delgado are the leading candidates to fill the vacancy. "We wanted to make sure there was an opportunity for our young pitchers to break through in the spring, and the way we were set up, there really wasn't a spot,&...
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