The Braves will not look to upgrade their rotation even if Brandon Beachy has Tommy John surgery, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. "Right now, we plan on going with what we have," says GM Frank Wren. "We like what we have."
Ervin Santana, who recently signed a one-year deal with the Braves, could join their rotation about two weeks into the season. (The Braves also recently lost Kris Medlen to Tommy John surgery, which led to the Santana signing in the first place.) Mike Minor is dealing with shoulder soreness, could be ready around that time or shortly thereafter. And the Braves could also add Gavin Floyd, who himself is returning from Tommy John surgery, in May. Due to days off, the Braves won't need a fifth starter until April 12, when Santana may be ready anyway. Until then, Rosenthal reports that they'll go with Julio Teheran, Freddy Garcia, David Hale and Alex Wood.