ATLANTA -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed either Julio Teheran or Randall Delgado will start one of the games of the Sept. 8 doubleheader against the Mets at Citi Field.
When Gonzalez revealed last week that Teheran and Delgado would be among the Minor Leaguers promoted with the Major League roster expanded in September, he said both would likely remain with Triple-A Gwinnett until the season, including the playoffs, was complete.
But that was before Hurricane Irene postponed the final two games of last weekend's series against the Mets. The Sept. 8 doubleheader will serve as the makeup for both of these games.
While Gonzalez did not reveal which of the highly regarded pitching prospects would start one of those games against the Mets, he did reconfirm they will be among the separate groups promoted from Gwinnett this month.
Teheran learned Tuesday he was named the International League's Most Valuable Pitcher and the Rookie of the Year. The 20-year-old right-hander is 15-2 with a 2.22 ERA in 24 games (23 starts) this year.
With Gwinnett still in position to gain a playoff berth as the division winner or Wild Card entrant, the Braves are not expected to bring up more than a player or two when the rosters expand Thursday. Right-handed reliever Anthony Varvaro could be among the first added to the expanded roster.
The Braves signed veteran Wes Helms to a Minor League contract earlier this month with the hope he could serve as the right-handed pinch-hitter they have been seeking. Helms entered Tuesday with four hits in 31 at-bats for Gwinnett. There has not been confirmation that the veteran utility player will be among the earliest additions to the expanded roster.