Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 6/13/13
Exempting the friendly onlookers at his past five minor league rehab starts and the spring training visitors who perhaps caught a glimpse of the right-hander down at Walt Disney's Orlando resort, the last time Atlanta Braves fans watched Brandon Beachy throw a baseball was 362 days ago. In an eventual 5-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, Beachy made it through 12 batters without allowing a run before visibly wincing and succumbing to the nagging pain in his right elbow, a feeling verified by an MRI that ended his stellar 2012 campaign partially torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), Tommy John surgery, rehab, rehab, decelerated rehab, frustration and more rehab. In the oft-utilized photos from that hurried fourth inning mound visit, one in which manager Fredi Gonzalez took the ball from the 26-year-old for the final time in 2012, there's a distant look in the ace's eyes. He looks down, then out across the diamond, then into the crowd. After mentioning elbow soreness in prior start...
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