Gavin Floyd completed his minor league rehabilitation assignment Tuesday night with Triple-A Gwinnett, and barring something unforeseen, the Braves will activate him from the disabled list sometime this weekend.

Friday will signal the end of his 30-day minor league rehabilitation period, a maximum for a pitcher, and barring further injury, Floyd has to be activated by Sunday. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Floyd will throw a bullpen session on Friday, and if he feels good the Braves will put him on the roster.
“When he’s ready to go, we’ll put him in here some place,” Gonzalez said. “Plug him in.”

The greater question is where.

The Braves are leading the majors in starters’ ERA, at 1.90 entering Wednesday night.

They don’t figure to take young gun Julio Teheran, the veteran Ervin Santana or the majors’ leader in ERA Aaron Harang out of the rotation. Mike Minor is just getting ready to return Friday against the Giants. So then who, Alex Wood? Wood (2-4, with a 2.93 ERA) had been dominant in his first five starts, before giving up seven earned runs on Tuesday night against the Marlins.

When asked Wednesday afternoon, if he was thinking about moving Wood to the bullpen, Gonzalez said no. Gonzalez also said Wood would make his next scheduled start on Sunday against the Giants, following Minor and Teheran in his normal spot.