Mike Minor, Gavin Floyd to make minor league starts


The Atlanta Braves will have starting pitchers Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd make re-hab starts on Thursday.

A season after becoming a force in the Braves rotation, Minor dealt with shoulder soreness this spring. He threw 1 1/3 innings this weekend against a minor league squad and will make a start for Double-A Mississippi this week. The Braves are hopeful to have Minor return to their rotation by the end of the month.

While Minor is at Double-A, the Braves will have Gavin Floyd pitch at Triple-A Gwinnett. Floyd is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery a season ago. The Braves currently are hopeful that he can join their rotation sometime in May.

The Braves signed Floyd to a one-year deal worth $4 million this offseason. His signing could prove to be valuable as the Braves lost Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen to Tommy John surgery during Spring Training.

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