Brandon Beachy is scheduled to make his next minor league rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Gwinnett. He is hopeful to not need more than three starts before he rejoins the Atlanta Braves in his Tommy John surgery comeback.
Beachy gave up two runs in three innings on 45 pitches in his last outing Tuesday. He didn't feel any of the elbow stiffness he did when the Braves shut him down three weeks ago.
"It was nice to get it going," Beachy said on braves.com. "I didn't have the cleanest of starts, but I felt pretty good. I think I threw some quality pitches. It's definitely an improvement. I felt so much better."
The Braves have yet to schedule a date for Beachy's official return, but he hopes to make two more rehab starts before rejoining the club.
"It's something you can't really put a date on it, you just have to see, because it could flare back up at any time," Beachy said. "Something new could happen, it's just the nature of it, but hopefully if all goes well, I can get my pitch count up and start commanding some breaking balls a little better. Hopefully I'll be able to compete by then."
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