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Atlanta Braves right-handed starting pitcher Brandon Beachy is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment next week, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Beachy threw a batting-practice session yesterday, and assuming his arm continues to respond well he'll throw a side session on Sunday before beginning his stint in the minors next week. Manager Fredi Gonzalez told reporters that Beachy would make six starts in the minors before being activated by the Braves. This will allow the right-hander to follow the same schedule Atlanta uses for its pitchers during spring training.
Prior to sustaining his significant elbow injury -- which required Tommy John surgery -- Beachy was off to a hot start for the Braves last season. The right-hander maintained a 2.00 ERA over 13 starts before getting hurt.
Now, Beachy is in the 11th month of recovery from TJ -- a procedure that usually sidelines pitchers for a year. At his current pace, Beachy's slated to return to the majors by the middle of June.
Once he becomes an activation candidate, the Braves will have a decision to make regarding the makeup of their starting rotation. These things tend to have a way of working themselves out, but Atlanta currently sports a staff that includes four arms with ERAs at or below 3.83 -- including Mike Minor, Paul Maholm, Kris Medlen and Tim Hudson. At this point, rookie Julio Teheran is the team's fifth starter.
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The Atlanta Braves are hoping to have starting pitcher Brandon Beachy return by mid-June. Beachy threw his final live batting practice session on Thursday.
On Sunday Beachy will throw a bullpen session and then the right hander will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday or Thursday.
Beachy, 26, has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery and has not had any setbacks thus...
Who will be the odd man out when Brandon Beachy returns?
In a few weeks Brandon Beachy will come off the disabled list ready to assume his role as a Braves starter. Beachy had Tommy John surgery 11 months ago, and his rehab is a little ahead of schedule.
Beachy had a solid rookie year in 2011, and then last season in 13 starts he had one of the lowest starter ERAs in the majors...
ATLANTA After a rough go of things in his recent outings, Craig Kimbrel finally got over the 100-save plateau in San Francisco, shutting the door on the Giants in AT&T Park Thursday night.
With the milestone in hand, the young closer continues along his historic rate. At 24, he became the second-youngest player to ever reach the mark not to mention his 15.7 strikeout per nine...
The Atlanta Braves were optimistic regarding Jonny Venters' recovery from general elbow soreness, but it appears the left-hander could be back to square one. Venters suffered a setback yesterday, experiencing discomfort while throwing off the mound for the first time since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
Venters told reporters...
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MLB.com: Kimbrel earns 100th career save (with video)
At this age and this rate, he can totally surpass Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman and all the other great closers in history. I'm so glad he's a Brave. :)
Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann, left...
The Atlanta Braves plan to activate outfielder Jason Heyward from the disabled list on Monday before a series against the Diamondbacks begins.
Heyward began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Thus far Heyward has failed to register a hit. On Saturday he was 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch. He will make his final rehab appearance on Sunday.
AtlantaBullpen.com’s Jim Hart joined WCCP-FM’s James Thurn to talk Braves baseball.
Topics included Craig Kimbrell’s recent struggles, the surging Washington Nationals, Brian McCann returning to the line-up, Jordan Schafer‘s solid play, B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla…and more!
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward began his minor league rehab assignment yesterday, and if all continues to go well during his recovery process he could return to the majors early next week, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
During his first minor league rehab appearance, Heyward went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and a walk for the Braves...
Ninety-nine — a number rarely seen once, let alone multiple times from the same pitcher. In his last start, Mauricio Cabrera touched 99 mph enough for teammates charting in the stands to chuckle and shake their heads in disbelief.
Video after the jump
Of course velocity isn’t the only thing to consider when watching a prospect, but it’s a great starting point from which to...
The Atlanta Braves have been without relief pitcher Jonny Venters
since late March, when he was shut down with soreness in his pitching elbow. This is the same left elbow that Dr. James Andrews performed Tommy John surgery on in 2006.
Venters threw off the mound for the first time in over a month this past Thursday, and unfortunately it was a session that ended prematurely. He was only
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Fredi Gonzalez is leaving the Atlanta Braves for a whirlwind, cross-country trek back to Georgia.
After managing Thursday night's series opener at San Francisco, Gonzalez is set to depart from the Bay Area at 6 a.m. on Friday so he can arrive in Statesboro, Ga., in time to attend his daughter's graduation from Georgia Southern first thing Saturday morning...
The Washington Nationals won their fifth straight last night as they beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 at Nationals Park, and coupled with the Braves 8-2 loss to the Giants, the Nationals have closed within a game of the National League Eastern Division race. The Braves have held sole possession of first place since April 7.
The Nationals are finally starting to show some Nattitude.