PHOENIX -- Right-hander Randall Delgado will make at least two more starts, including Sunday in the series finale against the D-backs, before Tim Hudson returns from the disabled list and the club has to make a decision on the rookie's future.
"I've given everything I have when I get out there," Delgado said." I feel like I have been pitching well. This has been a learning process for me. I feel like I'm learning something new every day."
Delgado, who is 2-0 with a 4.35 ERA, has won his first two starts of the year and three of four dating back to last season. He has struck out 11 and walked five this season.
"He's pitched good enough for me, and that's what he needs to keep doing," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "If he's the one to go down, then we're going to need him again. There are not very many rotations, if any, that go intact the whole year. So there is an option for him to go down."
Delgado, who has not pitched more than 5 1/3 innings in his two starts this season, believes his best outing is yet to come.
"I want to be in the big leagues," Delgado said. "I'm here. I want to stay here."