Atlanta Braves starter Brandon Beachy, sidelined since August 20 with discomfort in his right elbow, has abandoned his daily throwing regimen for the time being, but still hopes to return to the team before season's end.
Since returning from Tommy John surgery on July 29, Beachy had pitched in five games for the Braves and was 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA. Recent inflammation in his elbow forced manager Fredi Gonzalez to hold off on using Beachy until further tests were run to indicate the severeness of the injury.
Beachy had been throwing since last weekend's series in Philadelphia. Although he wants to play, he expressed disappointment in his progress.
“I’m not where I want to be, that’s really all I have to say about it,” Beachy said Thursday. “I’m frustrated and I’m not where I want to be.”
Results from an MRI showed no further damage to the ligament so Beachy and the Braves are hopeful that, after a brief period of recovery, he will be able to resume his throwing program soon and will be effective in the playoffs or even possibly at the end of the season.
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