Teheran (back) will make a rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Gwinnett, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.He has successfully ramped up his throwing over the past week and now faces one final hurdle on his road back from the disabled list.If all goes as planned Sunday and Teheran responds well in the days that follow, he will return Aug. Teheran has put together a great season so far but the peripherals suggest he's overachieved some, with his FIP coming in at 3.69 (2.81 ERA).
While Teheran's 2.81 ERA is more than a full run lower than his 4.05 x FIP, there is no denying he was having quite the bounce back season after a disappointing 2015 campaign when he registered a 4.04 ERA.
Continue to monitor his progress following Thursday's activity.
Teheran (back) will throw off flat ground Saturday, David O'Brien of the AJC reports.
Saturday marks the first time Teheran will pick a ball back up after landing on the DL earlier in the week.
The right-hander threw a successful side session Thursday and he looks primed to make a minor league rehab start in the near future.
If all goes well, Teheran will only need one outing before rejoining the Braves' rotation during their six-game homestand that gets underway Tuesday.(lat strain) will throw off a mound Thursday and could be activated near the end of next week, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.This timetable seems somewhat optimistic, but it's possible, assuming he can get through his mound session and subsequent bullpen sessions without further aggravating his lat/back.Given that he's throwing off flat ground, the Braves likely will still need him to progress to throwing off a mound and then tossing bullpen sessions before considering activating their ace.An update on the next step of Teheran's rehab process figures to be made available Sunday when the team can gauge how his back responded to the increased activity.The Braves have placed Teheran on the 15-day DL Tuesday with a right lat strain.