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Braves’ Medlen to shave head for charity

  • 11:08 am Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
Kris Medlen, shown here squirting water on Freddie Freeman after a win last August, has always been one of the team's free spirits. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

(Updated: 11:45 a.m.)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — There is a chance that the Braves’ opening day starter will be bald.

I’m writing a column later today on the Braves’ starting rotation and addressing the question about whether an “ace” as the No. 1 starter is needed. Medlen, Julio Teheran and Mike Minor (in that order) are the most likely candidates to start opening day in Milwaukee on March 31.

UPDATE: Here’s a link to the print column on the rotation.

If it’s Medlen, you’ll see a closely shaven scalp under his hat. The Braves’ pitcher has a full head of hair but [More]