KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Mike Minor compares last season to a nasty roller-coaster ride, one that would rival any of the bone-rattling behemoths at Six Flags Over Georgia.
He's hoping for a smoother trip this year.
The Atlanta Braves left-hander got off to rocky start to 2012, being roughed up in his debut against the Mets. After two positive performances, he spent the next two months watching a lot of balls sail over fences.
But Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday they never lost faith in Minor and kept him in the rotation. It took a loss against the New York Yankees on June 12 to start turning the season around.
Minor will likely slot into the No. 3 starter spot for the Braves.
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