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Tim Hudson to start for Atlanta Braves on Monday

From the Bowman:

Veteran starting pitcher Tim Hudson will make his regular season debut for the Braves on Monday against the Marlins.

The Braves have decided to have Hudson skip his final Minor League rehab start, which was scheduled for Friday.

The right-handed Hudson, who is coming back from Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his throwing elbow, will replace Kenshin Kawakami in the Braves rotation. The Braves have not indicated how Kawakami will be used upon Hudson's return.

I was wondering why they were pushing him back until after rosters are set. If (big IF) the Braves make the post-season, we certainly want Hudson to be eligible. Kawakami had pitched decently, better than Derek Lowe, but he becomes the odd man out.

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