Posted August 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Atlanta Braves are moving to a six-man rotation for two weeks. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday he'll pick the best five starters at the end of August. The Braves are in a stretch of playing 20 consecutive days before a day off on Aug. 30. ''After that, we're going with five,'' Gonzalez said. ''Somebody is going to have to go to the bullpen and that's just the way it is.'' Gonzalez said he will not defer to seniority when picking his five-man rotation for September as the Braves chase first-place Washington in the NL East. ''No, we'll go with our best five and I can promise you on that,'' he said. ''Our best five, or the five healthiest guys.'' The Braves created a surplus in their rotation last month by trading for Paul Maholm, signing Ben Sheets and moving Kris Medlen from the bullpen. Right-hander Tommy Hanson, who leads Atlanta with 12 wins, returns from the disabled list this week and wil...
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