Matt Wisler will not make his scheduled start on Monday for the Atlanta Braves who will opt to send Ryan Weber to the mound instead.
Wisler experienced soreness in his left side during the fifth inning of his last start. The soreness lingered in the days after and the Braves are electing to play it safe. Weber will start on Monday, Williams Perez gets the nod on Tuesday and will be followed by Mike Foltynewicz on Wednesday according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s David O’Brien.
Ryan Weber would make Wisler’s scheduled start Monday in a series opener at Washington. Williams Perez will start Tuesday after missing three months for a rotator-cuff strain, and Mike Foltynewicz starts the series finale Wednesday on one extra day of rest.
Weber is 1-0 with a 5.24 ERA in 12 relief appearances with the Braves this season. He was 2-3 with a 2.76 ERA in 26 games at Triple-A Gwinnett which includes five starts. Perez’s last start came on June 6 before he hit the disabled list due to rotator cuff soreness.
The Braves hope that skipping a start will be enough for Wisler who has allowed just six hits and two runs over 14 innings in two starts since being returning from Gwinnett.