Medlen to start Tuesday
Kris Medlen is going to make his Major League debut when he starts in place of Jo-Jo Reyes against the Rockies on Tuesday night.
During the six starts he’s made for Triple-A Gwinnett this year, Medlen has gone 4-0 with a 1.07 ERA and limited opponents to a .167 batting average. The 23-year-old right-hander hasn’t allowed a run in his past 19 2/3 innings.
With these dominant stats, Medlen has provided himself the opportunity to make his Major League debut before Tommy Hanson, who is widely considered the game’s top right-handed prospect. Hanson, who is 1-3 with 1.99 ERA in seven starts for Gwinnett, is still expected to be promoted to Atlanta within the next month or two.
Reyes, who is 0-9 with a 6.58 ERA in his past 18 Major League starts, will now assume a spot in the Braves bullpen.