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MLB Injury News:
So far, the recovery of Atlanta Braves starting pitcher
Brandon Beachy has gone smoothly. That continued yesterday, as Beachy threw 29
pitches during an extended spring training contest, his first game since
undergoing Tommy John surgery 11 months ago.
Beachy threw 29 pitches during the contest, according to
David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The right-hander’s fastball
registered at between 92 and 93 mph, roughly where he was before the procedure.
After yesterday’s successful outing, Beachy’s next step will
be to start for the Braves’ Triple-A affiliate on Sunday. He’ll then require
five more minor league starts – roughly the equivalent of a spring training – before
the Braves consider activating him from the disabled list. At his current pace,
Beachy could return to Atlanta’s rotation around the end of June.
While this generally has a way of working itself out, the
Braves will face a decision when Beachy is eligible to be activated. Their
starting rotation is currently full and performing fairly well, and there isn’t
a clear spot to be made for Beachy. It would appear most likely that Julio
Teheran is the one to fall from the starting five to make room for Beachy, who
would then join Mike Minor, Kris Medlen, Paul Maholm and Tim Hudson.
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— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 16, 2013
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