Brandon Beachy SP ATL 4 Months

Braves transferred RHP Brandon Beachy from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Beachy underwent Tommy John surgery last month. The Braves will hope to get him back early on next season.

Brandon Beachy SP ATL 4 Months

Brandon Beachy is scheduled to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery Friday in Los Angeles.

Beachy, like teammate Kris Medlen, will miss the entire 2014 season and possibly part of 2015. It's the second Tommy John elbow procedure for both Braves pitchers. Beachy, 27, owns a fantastic 3.23 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 267 2/3 career major league innings. He will be missed.

Brandon Beachy SP ATL 4 Months

Brandon Beachy will have his injured right elbow reevaluated on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

The expectation is that Beachy will require Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, which would put him out for the entire 2014 season. The Braves announced Monday that Kris Medlen needs Tommy John surgery -- the second of his career. It's been a heartbreaking spring.

Brandon Beachy SP ATL 5 Months

Braves general manager Frank Wren said Friday that even with the possibility that Brandon Beachy could need a second Tommy John surgery, the team is not considering adding another starting pitcher.

With the news earlier in the week that Kris Medlen would need his second operation, the team quickly went out and signed Ervin Santana. As it stands, they appear to be content with a rotation featuring Santana, Julio Teheran, Alex Wood, Freddy Garcia and David Hale to begin the season, while Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd work their way back from injuries.

Brandon Beachy SP ATL 5 Months

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that it "sounds like" Brandon Beachy (elbow) could need Tommy John surgery.

Beachy was told after he left a game last Monday with tightness in his elbow and biceps that his ligament was OK, but it appears that might not be the case. "I was confident when I left (Monday's game)," he said. "That was based on what I was told... Now it looks like it might be something else." It's obviously terrible news for Beachy, who could be headed for his second Tommy John operation in the last 17 months. With Beachy and Kris Medlen both likely going under the knife, the Braves' rotation could be in trouble even after the addition of Ervin Santana.

Brandon Beachy SP ATL 5 Months

Brandon Beachy (elbow) will miss his next scheduled Grapefruit League start.

And the absence could extend beyond that. Beachy left his Grapefruit League outing Monday against the Phillies after experiencing soreness in his right elbow and biceps, and he's now undergoing a range of tests. The right-hander is obviously in danger of missing a chunk of the 2014 regular season. This has not been a smooth camp for the Braves' starting rotation.

Brandon Beachy SP ATL 5 Months

The Braves believe Brandon Beachy (elbow) is experiencing typical soreness and inflammation that occurs when a pitcher returns from elbow surgery.

Beachy left Monday's start because of tightness in his elbow and biceps. He admitted that he'd dealt with the issue over the past couple weeks and doesn't seem overly concerned. You can't say the same about Atlanta fans, who are watching a rotation under siege.

Brandon Beachy SP ATL 5 Months

Brandon Beachy said Monday that he'd been assured by doctors that his "ligament is fine."

Beachy had to leave Monday's start early because of tightness in his elbow and biceps, something he admitted that he's dealt with over the past couple weeks. "I'm not worried at all about it," Beachy said. "I've seen the doctors, and they've done everything. My ligament is fine. I've got some inflammation in there and it got a little too tight in my bicep. It was just unproductive to keep pushing and fighting through it. I'm not scared at all. I didn't come in here feeling 100 percent. This is something I've been dealing with. It had been getting easier the harder I threw and the harder I pushed. Today, it just got a little too tight on me." It doesn't sound like Beachy has a serious injury, and he's yet to be ruled out for the start of the season. However, it wouldn't be surprising if the Braves ultimately decide to give him some extended rest.

Brandon Beachy SP ATL 5 Months

Brandon Beachy left Monday's Grapefruit League start against the Phillies after just two innings due to right biceps discomfort.

Brandon Beachy SP ATL 5 Months

Brandon Beachy went three innings without allowing a hit Wednesday as the Braves and Phillies played to a 2-2 tie in nine innings.

No radar gun readings on TV today, but he didn't seem to be throwing particularly hard and a scout told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien that Beachy was working at 87-90 mph in the first two innings and then 85-86 mph in the third. He was effective anyway and he said he felt good afterwards, but it'd be nice to see a little more arm strength.