Found June 20, 2012 on
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Last week Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy was on top of the world. He was enjoying a breakout season, but now his career is in jeopardy.
The 25-year-old Beachy was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday a day after leaving a start early with a sore right elbow. Today Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced that Beachy would undergo Tommy John surgery after getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.
Andrews will perform the reconstructive elbow procedure on Thursday, and Beachy’s recovery time is expected to be 12 to 18 months.
Before the injury Beachy was 5-5 but was tied for the major league lead with a 2.00 ERA in 13 starts. The Indiana Wesleyan product also had a phenomenal 0.96 WHIP.
Jair Jurrjens will be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Friday against the Boston Red Sox.
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy, who is tied for the Major League lead in ERA, had successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out of action for about a year. Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation, had decided on Wednesday that Beachy would not be able to avoid surgery on the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Beachy...
Jason Heyward has teased and taunted us with his talent for more than two years.
He can hit home runs that are tracked on radar.
He can outrun line drives to his left, right, in front of him or over his head.
He can throw out any runner at any base.
He can't leap tall buildings in a single bound, but his jumping ability and long arms have been known to snare balls destined...
The Braves pounded five home runs in their victory over the Yankees on Wednesday, but they were hit harder by the news that Brandon Beachy will need Tommy John surgery.
Beachy and the organization were optimistic that surgery wouldn't be needed, but remained realistic in the fact that the ligament tear in his right elbow likely would have to be repaired.
Word came down late...
I think it was Earl Wilson who said baseball is a nervous breakdown, divided into nine innings, or something to that effect. I imagine the Atlanta Braves are starting to relate to that sentiment.
On May 20th, the Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 in rather classic Braves style with a win, hold, and save from Tommy Hanson, Jonny Venters, and Craig Kimbrel. They were 25-15 and stood...
Martin Prado's versatility got a workout while both third baseman Chipper Jones (sore left knee) and first baseman Freddie Freeman (swollen left index finger) were out with their injuries.
Prado is Jones' primary backup, but he replaced Freeman at first base twice versus the Orioles last weekend and in the first game of the weekday series against the Yankees. To no one&...
Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves eventually caught the ball, and the New York Yankees.
Jones atoned for a costly error by cutting down the potential tying run at the plate and the Braves held on to end the Yankees' 10-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night.
''Sometimes you're going to whiff on some balls,'' the All-Star third baseman said...
The Atlanta Braves are plugging away in the National League East just 4.5 games behind the first-place Washington Nationals. They are also right in the thick of the Wild Card race just 0.5 games behind the surprising New York Mets. But if they are going to catch both the Nationals and Mets they might have to do it without Brandon Beachy for the rest of the year.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jason Heyward hit two of a record nine homers at the new Yankee Stadium and the Atlanta Braves outslugged the New York Yankees for a 10-5 victory in the sweltering heat Wednesday.
Freddie Freeman, Martin Prado, Heyward and David Ross all connected off Phil Hughes (7-6) to build a 6-1 lead on a sticky, 94-degree afternoon.
Michael Bourn stole what might've been...
Welcome back, Meds!
I really love it when my friends invite me to come to the game with them. :) Sat in Jenna's spare season ticket seat on Friday, went to BP as usual...
Freddie & JHey
Marteen is *always* working hard
Hey Mike, there's a ball there.
Pretty sure EO stretched in that direction on purpose.
Freddie's wrapped finger :(
Chipper Jones atoned for a costly error by cutting down the potential tying run at the plate and the Atlanta Braves held on to end the Yankees' 10-game winning streak, beating New York 4-3 Tuesday night.
The Yankees were trying to match their longest winning string in nearly a half-century. Instead, the Braves threw out two runners at home and won for only the second time in...
I love it when we win against the Yankees. I love it when we win against the Yankees IN YANKEE STADIUM. This was a good series. :) The choice of verbs in a couple of these news service captions made me laugh. Enjoy...
AP PHOTO Atlanta Braves catcher David Ross (8) consoles starting pitcher Mike Minor during the fifth inning of their interleague baseball game against the New York...
That's the Braves telecast on Fox Sports South congratulating a team that's certainly not the Braves for winning a series in a place the Braves certainly weren't playing last night. Now, maybe you can pass this off as Fox Sports South getting their wires crossed with Fox Sports Florida or something like that. But... there are so many things wrong going on here,...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, June 22 @ 7:10 PM
Jair Jurrjens, RHP (0-2, 9.37) vs Jon Lester, LHP (4-4, 4.53)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, June 23 @ 7:15 PM
Randall Delgado, RHP (4-7, 4.12) vs Franklin Morales, LHP (0-1, 3.14)
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
NEW YORK (AP) -- Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez was detailing his team's latest loss, running down the list of what went wrong.
Then, very calmly, he added: "I have an announcement to make."
It was not good news for the Braves, either -- right-hander Brandon Beachy has a partial tear in his elbow.
Gonzalez revealed the results of an MRI exam after Monday night'...