ATLANTA (AP) - Julio Teheran was not yet born in 1990 when Steve Avery joined Tom Glavine and John Smoltz in the Braves rotation. Atlanta, which added Greg Maddux for the 1993 season, won six Cy Young Awards in the decade.
Now Teheran, who just turned 21, is the youngest of another youth movement.
Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor, Randall Delgado and Teheran combined to start 50 games as rookies last season. Beachy, who won seven games and led the team in strikeouts despite missing a month with
an oblique injury, appears set as a 2012 starter.
Tim Hudson (back surgery), Tommy Hanson (shoulder) and Jair Jurrjens (knee) are coming off injuries. Minor, Delgado, Teheran and Kris Medlen will compete for starting spots when spring training opens on Feb. 20.