So much for easing his way back into the Braves' rotation. Tim Hudson took the mound Tuesday night in the final outing of his minor league rehabilitation stint in Gwinnett with a little more at stake.

As the veteran gears up to come off the disabled list Sunday against the Pirates, the Braves sent Jair Jurrjens packing for a minor league stint in Gwinnett, leaving a greater need for Hudson to reclaim his place at the head of the Braves' rotation.

Hudson, who gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday night, is penciled in to start Sunday against the Pirates.

"I feel like we're going pretty good from a team standpoint," Hudson said. "The chemistry is really good. We're playing some good baseball. Whatever I can do to come in and make some kind of positive impact, that's always what I'm looking to do."