Mike Minor to make season debut Friday, David Hale to bullpen


On Friday the Atlanta Braves will have Mike Minor on the mound for his season debut.

Minor got a late start on spring training due to shoulder soreness and has been making rehab starts at the Double-A level. Now the Braves are ready for Minor to make his 2014 debut and he will do so against the San Francisco Giants.

A season ago Minor made 32 starts and posted a 13-9 record, 3.21 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.

In order to make room for Minor, the Braves will send David Hale to the bullpen. It is a tough break for Hale who owed a 2.31 ERA in four starts. He will now occupy a spot in long relief and await a chance to make some spot starts.

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