Wilson was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. Wilson made just one relief appearance in his latest stint with the Braves, striking out one over one scoreless inning. Mike Foltynewicz (elbow) was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Wilson could be a candidate to make a spot start Thursday against the Reds if he's not needed in relief Tuesday or Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. The Braves appear set to give Mike Foltynewicz (elbow) an extra day of rest before bringing him back from the 10-day injured list this weekend, which will create a temporary opening in the rotation for a sixth pitcher. The decision will likely come down to Wilson or Sean Newcomb, who will be eligible to rejoin the big club Thursday after being optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett last week. Considering that Newcomb continued to show poor control in his first start at Triple-A, the Braves may be inclined to keep him in the minors a little longer and give Wilson another look in the rotation. Wilson labored in his lone start with the big club back on March 30 in Philadelphia, giving up four runs on five hits and four walks while failing to escape the fourth inning.
Wilson was called up by the Braves on Sunday. Wilson will take the roster spot that had belonged to Touki Toussaint, who was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move. It's unclear whether he'll also take Toussaint's rotation spot. Mike Foltynewicz (elbow) will make what could be his last rehab start Sunday, but the Braves have an off day Monday, so they may not need five starters on the roster for the next few days.
The Braves optioned Wilson to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday. With Kevin Gausman (shoulder) slated to return from the injured list to start Friday's game against the Marlins, Wilson will be the odd man out from the Braves' rotation. Wilson likely sealed his fate with a poor showing in his lone outing March 30 in Philadelphia, when he lasted just 3.1 innings while serving up four runs on five hits and four walks. The move to the minors temporarily puts a cramp on the right-hander's fantasy outlook, but his power arsenal will make him an intriguing speculative pickup when he eventually earns a call back to Atlanta.
Wilson struck out three but was tagged with four earned runs over 3.1 innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Saturday. He allowed five hits and four walks as the Braves gave up an early lead and lost 8-6. Wilson was nicked for a run in the second on an RBI single by J.T. Realmuto, but he surrendered three runs in the fourth via a Cesar Hernandez RBI triple and a Maikel Franco two-run homer. In what should be an easier matchup, his next scheduled start is Friday against the Marlins at home.