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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