ATLANTA It's nearly impossible to envision the return of Brandon Beachy, last season's National League ERA before being shut down for Tommy John surgery, creating an issue for the Braves' brass. And yet, the day is fast approaching and Atlanta still needs to create space on the roster for its could-be No. 1 starter.
There is no definitive blueprint for how to wean a pitcher off the disabled list after elbow surgery, but the Braves have tried two separate routes in two high-profile cases recently: initially bringing Kris Medlen out of the bullpen and inserting Tim Hudson directly into the rotation.
So what's the plan for Beachy with the pitching staff dominating and the Braves hanging onto a 7 12-game lead in the NL East entering their series against the Padres this week.
The Chopcast team Zach Dillard, Jay Clemons and Cory McCartney gets together to discuss Beachy and more on the latest edition of the Chopcast. Here are the highglights:
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