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Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy Scratched from Next Start for Appointment with Dr. James Andrews

August 22nd, 2013 at 5:39 PM
By Andrew Auman

According to the official Atlanta Braves Twitter account, Brandon Beachy has been scratched from his projected start on Sunday against the Cleveland Indians. He will instead visit with Dr. James Andrews, the doctor who performed Beachy's Tommy John surgery.


Mike Minor will step in to fill Beachy's start Sunday, which is one of many different situations in which Atlanta has had to shuffle their rotation after injuries to Tim Hudson, Paul Maholm, and Kris Medlen's relief appearance in the 15-inning game against the Washington Nationals.

Beachy has been making strides in his starts since returning from TJ surgery. However, in his last start against the New York Mets, there was a significant drop in his velocity in the last inning he pitched.

Beachy's appointment seems to be one of many injuries that have plagued the NL-East leading Braves in recent months, with Jason Heyward recently sustaining a fractured jaw.

While there was speculation as to where Maholm would fit into the rotation upon his return from the DL, Beachy's possible injury may solve the surplus of pitching problem the Braves were facing.


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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Brandon Beachy, Dr. James Andrews, Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, MLB, Paul Maholm, Tim Hudson, Tommy John

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