ATLANTA (AP) Bartolo Colon's return to the Atlanta Braves' rotation has been put on hold.
Colon was scheduled to start Wednesday against San Francisco after coming off the 10-day disabled list with what was described as a strained oblique muscle.
But manager Brian Snitker said Tuesday the 44-year-old Colon is now suffering from a stiff back and will remain on the DL a bit longer.
An All-Star last season with the New York Mets, Colon has been a major disappointment for the Braves. He is 2-7 with a 7.78 ERA, surrendering at least five earned runs in six of his 12 starts. He went on the DL after giving up eight runs in 3 2/3 innings against Philadelphia on June 5.
The Braves had planned to go to a six-man rotation when Colon returned. For now, they will stick with five starters, bumping up Sean Newcomb to go Wednesday.
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