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Brandon Beachy | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Mar 30 - 8:48 AM

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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.
Mar 20 - 11:52 AM

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

The expectation is that Beachy will require a second 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 -- also the second of his career. It's been a heartbreaking spring for Atlanta. Beachy, 27, owns a fantastic 3.23 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 267 2/3 total major league innings.
Mar 17 - 6:27 PM

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.
Mar 15 - 8:58 AM

Mark Bowman of 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. He'll visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday before a decision is made. "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.
Mar 14 - 11:20 AM

Brandon Beachy (elbow) will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

Beachy will miss at least one Grapefruit League start and could begin the season on the disabled list due to tightness in his elbow and biceps. The righty said earlier this week and he's been assured his ligament is fine, but he and the Braves will be looking for a clearer diagnosis on Monday.
Mar 14 - 11:14 AM

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.
Mar 11 - 4:10 PM

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.
Mar 11 - 11:11 AM

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.
Mar 10 - 11:14 PM

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

Beachy said the discomfort is nothing like he felt before his Tommy John surgery or his elbow cleanup last year, but he's still struggling to ramp up his velocity. It's a troubling development, especially given that Kris Medlen left Sunday's game with a forearm strain. One wonders whether the Braves will now get serious about Ervin Santana.
Mar 10 - 2:38 PM

Brandon Beachy left Monday's Grapefruit League start against the Phillies after two scoreless innings.

Beachy was originally scheduled to pitch four innings, but no word yet on the reason for the change. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out one and didn't appear to be throwing all that hard.
Mar 10 - 2:03 PM

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.
Mar 5 - 5:23 PM

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.
Mar 1 - 9:34 AM

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'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.
Jan 27 - 12:45 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 03:22:00 PM

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2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Tommy La Stella
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SS1Andrelton Simmons
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S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
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