Now Commenting On:

{"content":["opening_week" ] }

Santana set for debut Wednesday vs. Mets

Santana set for debut Wednesday vs. Mets play video for Santana set for debut Wednesday vs. Mets

WASHINGTON -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed veteran pitcher Ervin Santana will make his season debut when he starts Wednesday night's game against the Mets at Turner Field.

Santana's debut will occur exactly one month after the Braves first contacted him with the hope he was still available to help replenish their injury-depleted starting rotation. The 31-year-old veteran hurler was reportedly close to signing with the Blue Jays before he accepted Atlanta's one-year, $14.1 million offer.

With Santana now in the mix, the Braves will begin using a traditional five-man starting rotation. Atlanta's four-man rotation had compiled a 1.42 ERA in five games entering Sunday.

David Hale, Julio Teheran and Alex Wood will all have one extra day of rest entering their next outings. Hale will start Thursday's series finale against the Mets. Teheran, Wood and Aaron Harang will serve as Atlanta's starting pitchers during next weekend's home series against the Nationals.

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

{"content":["opening_week" ] }
{"content":["opening_week" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español