Mike Minor To Start Friday Against Giants

The Atlanta Braves have announced that LHP Mike Minor will make his 2014 debut on Friday against the San Francisco Giants, taking the place of David Hale in the starting rotation.

Minor underwent a urinary tract procedure on December 31 and showed up to spring training with shoulder soreness. He made three minor league starts without incident so he seems ready to go, not that his absence has been felt too severely.

The Braves lead all of baseball in ERA and his replacement — Hale — has a 2.31 ERA in four starts.

Source: NBC Sports Hardball Talk (Craig Calcaterra)