After coming out of the game on Saturday evening with soreness in his elbow, the Braves didn't waste any time in reaching a decision on what to do with Brandon Beachy. He'll go to the 15-day disabled list and Jair Jurrjens will return to the Atlanta rotation.
Beachy said Sunday before the last of a three-game series with the Orioles that he didn't feel a pop in the elbow and the soreness was due to bone spurs. The Braves don't believe that there is any ligament damage and expect him to be fine after resting on the disabled list.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has announced that Jair Jurrjens will make Beachy's scheduled start next Friday against the Boston Red Sox. Jurrjens was sent down to the minors back in April to work through issues after starting the season with an 0-2 record and a 9.37 ERA in nine starts with Gwinnett. The former All-Star continued to have issues in the minor leagues, scoring a 3-4 record with a 5.27 ERA. There were other candidates to start in Beachy's spot, including reliever Kris Medlan, who was recalled Friday after three starts to stretch his arm out. The Braves briefly considered Julio Teheran, who started June 10th and pitched well, but stiffness in his lower back after a Saturday start gave Atlanta pause and Jurrjens was tapped to start.
Jurrjens won't be called up officially until Thursday but in the meantime, the Braves will go with Todd Redmond out of the bullpen. The 27-year-old was 6-4 with a 3.20 ERA in 13 starts for Gwinnett and will be getting his first taste of the major leagues.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Brandon Beachy, Jair Jurrjens, MLB, Todd Redmond
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