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Brandon Beachy on Schedule to Return to Atlanta Braves in June

March 17th, 2013 at 10:48 PM
By Cody Fields

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy is inching closer to returning to the club and is on schedule to return in June, braves.com reports.

Beachy was placed on the disabled list last June 16 and had successful Tommy John surgery. When he went under the knife, he led the National League with a 2.00 ERA.

"He's on target," Fredi Gonzalez said. "He's thrown some bullpens, he's played some long catch and he hasn't had any setbacks."

Gonzalez also iterated his experience with a solid 12-month recovery and rehab time from Tommy John, which is considered the norm for the procedure.

"In my experience with those Tommy John surgeries, if you follow the rehab and you follow what they ask you to do, you usually come back at 12 months," Gonzalez said. "He's right there."

Beachy is looking to become the third Braves starting pitcher in four years to successfully recover from the elbow ligament replacement surgery, following Tim Hudson's return in 2009 and Kris Medlen last year.

 

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