LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Now that Mike Minor has provided indication that he has distanced himself from last year's left shoulder discomfort, the Braves have a pretty good idea about how they will fill the first four spots of their starting rotation. The battle for the fifth spot will intensify on Wednesday when Wandy Rodriguez starts the Grapefruit League season opener against the Mets at Champion Stadium.
Rodriguez and Chien-Ming Wang are both scheduled to complete two innings against the Mets. Projected Opening Day starter Julio Teheran and Eric Stults, who is also vying for the rotation's fifth spot, are both scheduled to complete a pair of innings against the Tigers on Thursday.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.