Alex Wood misses start because of stomach virus
ATLANTA (AP) — Pitcher Alex Wood has a stomach virus and will not start for the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Eric Stults, who was bumped to the bullpen last week, took Wood’s place against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wood first told the team he wasn’t feeling well Thursday night after the Braves’ 10-1 victory over the Brewers.
When the left-hander’s condition did not improve by Friday afternoon, the Braves recalled left-hander Ian Thomas from Triple-A Gwinnett to bolster the bullpen. Stults is 1-4 with a 5.36 ERA in seven games, all starts.
Thomas has gone 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 20 career relief appearances.
Infielder Adonis Garcia was optioned to Gwinnett to make room on the 25-man roster.