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After battling through the rigors of rehab after Tommy John surgery, Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy had to undergo another surgery on his pitching elbow yesterday. Beachy was shut down just five starts after returning from Tommy John. Fortunately, this most recent surgery was arthroscopic and designed to simply clean things up.
Dr. Andrews cleaned some debris around Beachy's right elbow today. Fredi said Beachy should be ready near the start of Spring Training.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) September 26, 2013
Beachy was an impressive piece of the Braves' rotation prior to tearing his UCL. Now, Atlanta still does not know what to expect. With only five starts under his belt since returning, the team can't make any judgements. They will have to wait until spring training to see how Beachy responds to consistent action and competition.
In 2012, Beachy made 13 starts before being shut down. He was 5-5 with an even 2.00 ERA. This year, in his five starts, he posted a 4.50 ERA. Overall, Beachy has been in the league for four seasons. In that time, he has started just 46 games. He has a 14-11 record to go along with a 3.23 ERA.
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