Braves undecided on Thursday’s starter, but Wilson likely

Braves pitcher Bryse Wilson participates in drills during the first full squad workout at spring training Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Braves pitcher Bryse Wilson participates in drills during the first full squad workout at spring training Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

The Braves haven’t decided on a starter for Thursday’s series finale in Chicago, but the process of elimination points out the logical candidate.

Bryse Wilson, who’s excelled lately in Triple-A Gwinnett, is the likeliest option to make the start. The Braves opened up a start when they optioned Mike Foltynewicz to the minors over the weekend.

Wilson, who debuted last season but has appeared in just two major-league games in 2019, owns a 3.79 ERA in 14 starts for the Stripers. He’s allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of his last eight starts.

The Braves prefer Sean Newcomb, set to return from the injured list Tuesday, in the bullpen. Mike Soroka left after two innings Sunday, but the team isn’t even sure he’ll start on regular schedule Friday, so it makes little sense to bring him back sooner.

Kyle Wright would’ve been another option. The Braves promoted him to join the bullpen Monday. That left Wilson as the most logical candidate.

Wilson, 21, has struck out 79 and walked just 16 in his 78-1/3 innings in Triple-A.