Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves recalled pitcher Alex Wood
for Thursday's start against the New York Mets.
The move had been anticipated since Monday, but Tim Hudson has been placed on
the 15-day disabled list to open a roster spot instead of pitcher Paul Maholm.
Atlanta had announced that Maholm would go on the DL with a left wrist
contusion, but Hudson's gruesome injury from Wednesday allowed the Braves to
keep Maholm on the active roster for now.
Hudson will likely miss the remainder of the season with a broken ankle he
sustained while covering first base in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game
against the Mets. He raced to the bag to accept a throw from first baseman
Freddie Freeman and had his ankle stepped on by New York's Eric Young.
The Braves said Hudson will have surgery in Atlanta when swelling to the ankle
Maholm, meanwhile, left his previous start last Saturday against the White Sox
with the wrist injury.
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