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Rare Florida chill gives Teheran glimpse of April

Rare Florida chill gives Teheran glimpse of April

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Braves right-hander Julio Teheran's last start of the exhibition season provided him a chance to at least get a feel for the less-friendly climates he could experience while pitching in New York, Philadelphia and Washington during the early portion of the regular season.

After allowing two earned runs and notching nine strikeouts over six innings in Wednesday's 9-2 win over the Marlins, Teheran admitted he was initially affected by the temperature, which was announced as 57 degrees at the start of the game.

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"I know it's going to be cold [in April]," Teheran said after Wednesday's 100-pitch outing. "I was just trying to get used to it. I was just trying to focus more on the game and not worry about the weather."

Fortunately for Teheran, he will make his first career Opening Day start on Monday in Milwaukee under Miller Park's retractable roof. The 23-year-old right-hander posted a 1.80 ERA as he completed 25 innings in six Grapefruit League starts.

"I'm happy with what I did during Spring Training," Teheran said. "I hope to go out there [during the regular season] and do the same thing."

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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