7/13/2014 3:07 P.M. ET
Fredi still working out post-break rotation
By John Jackson / Special to MLB.com
CHICAGO -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez still hasn't decided on a post-All-Star break pitching rotation other than right-hander Ervin Santana, who will start Friday against the Phillies.
Even though Julio Teheran won't pitch in the All-Star Game because he started Sunday, Gonzalez wants to wait before deciding when the right-hander will pitch again.
"With Julio pitching today, I'd like to give him a little extra time," Gonzalez said. "We want to give him an extra day or two; maybe plunk a left-hander in there and give him another day. But we'll see how it goes."
The only definite is that left-handers Alex Wood and Mike Minor won't pitch back-to-back games, as they've done recently.
"We are gonna split the left-handers; it's just a matter of where," Gonzalez said. "I just have to wait a day or two to see who needs the extra day and who doesn't."
If Teheran starts Saturday, then either Wood or Minor would start Sunday. If Teheran is pushed back until Sunday, then either Wood or Minor would go on Saturday.
• The news on catcher Evan Gattis (bulging disk in lower back) remains positive after he worked out with the Braves' Class A affiliate at Rome, Ga., on Saturday.
"Another good day, and I think he's gonna do that same thing [Sunday] -- maybe ramp up a little more," Gonzalez said. "But it was a good day, another solid day."
• The All-Star break used to be three days and the Major League schedule would resume on Thursday, but now there are no games until Friday.
"I think the players need it and like it," Gonzalez said. "For us old coaches, two days are good enough, but I think players need an extra day to kind of catch up a little from getting beat up or an injury and charge the batteries a little bit."
John Jackson is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.