Brandon Beachy SP ATL 9 Hrs
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 14 Hrs
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 1 Day
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 6 Days
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.
Brandon Beachy SP ATL 11 Days
Brandon Beachy (elbow) struggled in his first spring start on Friday, but is focusing on the big picture rather than getting discouraged by the results.
Beachy allowed two runs on five hits in his 1 2/3 innings of work against the Astros on Friday, while walking one and striking out one. He came away from the appearance optimistic with how he felt though. His goal remains to build strength and remain healthy heading into the regular season, and he appears to be on track toward accomplishing that feat.
Brandon Beachy SP ATL 1 Month
Brandon Beachy (Tommy John) announced that he will be fully healthy for the start of spring training.
"But he says he will pace himself during the camp's early portion," tweeted MLB.com's Mark Bowman. Beachy had Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in June 2012 and was limited to just five starts in 2013. The 27-year-old right-hander was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and agreed to a one-year, $1.45 million contract in December. He posted a 3.07 ERA and 9.5 K/9 in 237 2/3 innings (41 starts) between 2010 and 2012.
Brandon Beachy SP ATL 3 Months
Braves and RHP Brandon Beachy avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.45 million contract.
Beachy had Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in June 2012 and was limited to just five starts in 2013. He's expected to be 100 percent healthy heading into spring training next February and will try to get his career back on track. The 27-year-old right-hander was arbitration-eligible for the first time after earning a near-minimum $510,000 salary this past season.
Brandon Beachy SP ATL 5 Months
Brandon Beachy (elbow) is fully expected to be ready for the start of spring training in 2014.
Beachy underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in June 2012 and then needed an arthroscopic cleanup procedure last month. The hope is that the 27-year-old right-hander can get his career back on track next season after showing such promise early on. He posted a 3.07 ERA and 9.5 K/9 in 237 2/3 innings between 2010 and 2012.
Brandon Beachy SP ATL 6 Months
Brandon Beachy underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Thursday.
Beachy has been limited to just five starts with the Braves this season due to continued elbow issues, but the good news is that another Tommy John surgery was not necessary. The hope is that he'll be good to go for spring training.