Kevin John Gausman was born Jan. 6, 1991 in Centennial, Colorado. Gausman played college baseball at LSU. Gausman was the fourth player drafted in the 2012 draft, by the Orioles. Gausman made his major league debut May 23, 2013 at the Blue Jays. Gausman was 39-51 with a 4.22 ERA for the Orioles, in 127 starts and 23 relief appearances. The Braves acquired Gausman on July 31, 2018 (with Darren O’Day) for four minor-leaguers and future considerations. Nick Markakis occupied the locker next to Gausman in 201

Kevin Gausman going to Florida for injury rehab work

Kevin Gausman is preparing to begin his rehabilitation from the plantar fasciitis in his right foot that landed him on the injured list June 11. 

The right-hander will report to the Braves’ Gulf Coast League team in North Port, Fla., on Wednesday. He will throw some batting practice and pitch in some live games when the Rookie League season begins Monday.

“He’ll start amping up what he’s doing and working out with those guys,” manager Brian Snitker said Tuesday before the Braves game against the Mets at SunTrust Park.

Gausman is still being viewed as a starting pitcher by the organization, even though free-agent acquisition Dallas Keuchel is expected to take his spot in the starting rotation. But Snitker said Gausman will be a starting pitcher “until he isn’t.”

“We’ll get him back stretched out and see where we’re at,” Snitker said. “You never know, by the time he’s ready to go, what might happen. You have to proceed in that direction.”

Gausman is 2-5 with a 6.21 ERA in 13 starts. He struggled in his last three starts before the injury, going 0-2 with an 18.43 ERA. He allowed four runs, two earned, in 2-1/3 innings against Pittsburgh in his most recent start June 10.

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