Wood pitches well again for Gwinnett

Alex Wood is making his case for being back in a major league rotation.

Alex Wood pitched five solid innings Wednesday night as Gwinnett played the Indianapolis Indians.

Wood allowed only one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out three. His ERA in his two starts is now 1.04, as he's given up one run in his 8.2 innings of work.

With one Atlanta starter struggling, Wood will probably continue to make his case of being back in the Atlanta rotation if he has more solid starts in Triple-A.

Ervin Santana has a 6.17 earned run average in his last seven games. He's had only one good start in that stretch (June 7 in Arizona).

There have been reports in the last few days the Braves are listening to overtures from teams that are interested in starters Gavin Floyd and Aaron Harang, two veterans who are signed through the end of this season. If a trade were made, a spot would open back up in the Atlanta rotation for Wood to return.

The Braves will give Wood at least a few more starts in Gwinnett to allow him to be "stretched out" more as a starting pitcher. That will give them more time to fully gauge the trade market for Floyd, Harang and even possibly Santana.

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