In his start at Single-A Rome on Wednesday, Beachy threw five shutout innings and struck out three. He threw 68 pitches while giving up three hits and a walk. That's a clear improvement over his first rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, when he issued three walks and had a wild pitch in four innings.
Fredi Gonzalez said Beachy is scheduled for three more rehab starts, putting him on schedule for a June 18 return, when the Braves play a doubleheader with the New York Mets.
“If there are no setbacks or anything, it would be a perfect fit,” Gonzalez said. “But we know about perfect fits, and that’s why I do all my stuff in pencil.”
Beachy led the National League with a 2.00 ERA last season before going down with Tommy John surgery.