Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson was slated to start Sunday's series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays at Turner Field, but a bout with bone spurs in his left ankle has caused Fredi Gonzalez to scratch him from the start, calling up Julio Teheran from Triple-A Gwinnett instead.
Hudson had a cortizone shot on Friday, but Gonzalez believes the proper treatment for Hudson is a few days more rest; he will start on Wednesday.
"If it keeps improving from the way it did yesterday to today, it will be fine," Hudson said.
Hudson actually pitched through the injury on Tuesday when he shut out the Miami Marlins, but after warming up, he was not sure he would get out of the first inning.
"I told [Livan Hernandez] coming out of the bullpen that he might want to start stretching his legs out because I don't know how good this is going to go," Hudson said.
In his place, the Braves will start Teheran on the mound and immediately send him back down to the minors. The 21-year-old right-hander has gone 5-2 with a 3.15 ERA in 11 starts this season. Teheran last started in the majors on Sept. 8 against the New York Mets. He was 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in three starts last season.
To make room for Teheran, the Braves optioned J.C. Boscan to Triple-A.
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