Wood showed symptoms on Thursday night, and after seeing a doctor Friday morning, it was clear that he would have to be scratched from the start.
"Luckily for us, we have Stults in the bullpen," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I don't know how long we could go with him, but if he could give us four or five innings, I'll jump for joy."
Stults was moved recently to the bullpen after compiling a 5.36 ERA through seven starts. The veteran southpaw has surrendered two home runs in each of his previous three starts.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.