Found June 10, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Brandon Beachy
TEAMS: Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves right-handed starting pitcher Brandon Beachy was impressive in his most recent minor league rehab start. Assuming all goes well in his last scheduled appearance in the minors, Beachy is currently on pace to be activated from the disabled list on June 18, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In his next-to-last rehab start, Beachy logged five innings of work for the Braves' Triple-A affiliate. Over that span he threw 60 of his 94 pitches for strikes, allowing one run on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. Beachy is in the final stages of returning from Tommy John surgery, and he's set to make one more start in Triple-A this week. At that point, the Braves will face a tough decision on how to fit the 26-year-old into their starting rotation. Atlanta's starting rotation currently consists of -- in order of lowest ERA -- Mike Minor, Kris Medlen, Julio Teheran, Paul Maholm and Tim Hudson. While Hudson's posted the highest ERA (4.48), he's improved of late. The Braves will have to decide if they want to part with one of their veterans to make room for Beachy or send a young arm down to the minors. Manager Fredi Gonzalez recently said he doesn't know yet what the club will do. Of course, this is a good problem to have, and an injury could always occur between now and June 18, to Beachy or one of the other starters. Over parts of three seasons in the majors, Beachy owns a career ERA and WHIP of 3.07 and 1.144. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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