Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Monday that the team is going to use a six-man pitching rotation beginning Friday, and will stick with it until the end of August. At that point, they'll pick their best five and revert back to the standard rotation size.
Fredi said they'll go thru 6-man rotation twice, then after off day Aug. 30 back to 5-man - best five, healthiest five, Fredi said.— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) August 13, 2012
The Braves are making the move in order to keep Kris Medlen in the rotation after Tommy Hanson returns from the disabled list.
SB Nation Braves blog Talking Chop published an extensive analysis of the pros and cons of the six-man rotation earlier Monday afternoon, and came to the conclusion that this move is probably not a good idea.
The Braves begin a series with the Padres on Monday night.
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