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Matt Wisler could miss next start, Braves among teams interested in Tebow

Matt Wisler could be forced to miss a start while the Braves were among teams reportedly impressed by Tim Tebow.

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Matt Wisler’s return from the minor leagues couldn’t have gone much better but he may be forced to miss his next start due to soreness in his left side.

Wisler told’s Evan Webeck that he first felt the soreness during the fifth inning of his last start. He was able to pitch through it and ended up with a career-best 10 strikeouts, but his side remains tender.

"It's probably a pretty good bet that he's gonna have to miss one [start]," Snitker said.

If Wisler is unable to make his start, and it really seems doubtful that the Braves wouldn’t play it safe, Williams Perez will likely take his place. The team activated Perez from the 60-day disabled list on Friday. He threw five shutout innings in a rehab start for Gwinnett on Thursday.

Braves have interest in Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow held a workout for major league teams earlier this week to much fanfare and the Atlanta Braves are reportedly are one of two teams that are showing the most interest.

FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman later confirmed the Braves’ interest as well.

Reports indicate that scouting director Brian Bridges and special assistant Roy Clark were in attendance for Tebow’s workout. The workout apparently led to some mixed reviews by scouts.

At the showcase, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Tebow, 29, hit several batting practice home runs before facing live pitching from free-agent pitchers David Aardsma and Chad Smith. He ran the 60-yard dash in 6.7 seconds, according to reports, which is about the Major League average. He left scouts with mixed opinions, but at least a few teams are interested.

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