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Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy’s Elbow Expected to Be Full Strength by Spring Training
December 5th, 2013 at 11:14 PM
The Atlanta Braves hope Brandon Beachy can arrive for Spring Training fully recovered from his 2012 Tommy John surgery, and it seems he's confident he can pull that off. Beachy's road back from Tommy John was stymied in June, when his first start back was pushed into July after experiencing elbow discomfort....

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy Has Surgery to Clean up Elbow
September 27th, 2013 at 8:20 AM
The Atlanta Braves shut down Brandon Beachy once again this week, but this time it was so Dr. James Andrews could clean up some areas of Beachy's elbow in a much less invasive surgery than Tommy John on Thursday, ajc.com reports. Instead of a full blown Tommy John, Andrews performed an...

Atlanta Braves’ Jonny Venters Throws for First Time Since Tommy John Surgery
September 25th, 2013 at 8:19 AM
In the long road back from Tommy John surgery, Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters threw Tuesday for the first time since having the operation in May, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Venters played catch from a distance 30 feet after having his second career Tommy John operation this season. He was originally diagnosed with...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy to Resume Throwing Program
September 15th, 2013 at 2:59 PM
After being shut down again with inflammation in his pitching elbow, Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will start his throwing program again Monday or Tuesday, braves.com reports. An MRI last month showed no additional structural damage in Beachy's elbow after he was shut down after just five starts in his Tommy...

Brandon Beachy Begins Playing Catch Again, Still No Timetable for Atlanta Braves Return
September 7th, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Brandon Beachy played some light catch on Friday, which was the first he's thrown since being shut down with elbow inflammation on Aug. 20, ajc.com repots. Still, the Atlanta Braves haven't set a date for his return. Beachy threw about 30 times from a distance of 30-40 feet, but the Braves are...

Atlanta Braves to Get Update on Brandon Beachy Tuesday
August 27th, 2013 at 8:33 AM
The Atlanta Braves and their medical staff will meet with Dr. James Andrews about Brandon Beachy's sore elbow on Tuesday, Mark Bowman tweets. Bowman says the fact that Andrews didn't go ahead and tell the Braves what was happening on Monday is a good sign.   The Braves will not have a...

Atlanta Braves Remain Calm with Brandon Beachy’s Elbow
August 25th, 2013 at 12:30 AM
When Brandon Beachy went on the disabled list with discomfort in his right elbow five starts after Tommy John surgery, it seemed logical to panic. But the Atlanta Braves aren't looking at it that way. In fact, the situation is strikingly similar to that of former Brave John Smoltz, who was...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy Scratched from Next Start for Appointment with Dr. James Andrews
August 22nd, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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.   LHP Mike Minor will start on Sunday in place of RHP Brandon...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy not Happy with Tommy John Comeback Performance
July 30th, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Brandon Beachy was rocked by the Colorado Rockies in his first start for the Atlanta Braves of the season. And though it was his first start since Tommy John surgery last year, he wasn't pleased. The Rockies torched Beachy for seven runs over 3 2/3 innings, cranking two homers in the...

Brandon Beachy to Make 2013 Debut for Atlanta Braves Monday
July 29th, 2013 at 9:01 AM
Brandon Beachy will finally pitch for the Atlanta Braves this season after 13 months of Tommy John rehab, taking the hill against the Colorado Rockies in the series opener Monday night. The 26-year-old right-hander was leading the National League with a 2.00 ERA when he tore his ulnar collateral ligament in...

Brandon Beachy to Make 2013 Atlanta Braves Debut Monday
July 25th, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Brandon Beachy has been penciled in to take the rotation spot Tim Hudson held for the Atlanta Braves on Monday. It will be his first Major League start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2012. Braves.com reports that the team won't make it official until they see how he recovers...

Brandon Beachy Solid in Potential Final Atlanta Braves Rehab Start
July 25th, 2013 at 8:12 AM
Brandon Beachy made his ninth and probably final minor league rehab start for the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. The timing of what is likely his last appearance with Triple-A Gwinnett couldn't be better, as Tim Hudson is done for the season after breaking his ankle on Wednesday. Beachy threw six innings,...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy Takes Mound in Potentially Last Minor League Rehab Start
July 24th, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Brandon Beachy will make his ninth minor rehab start Wednesday night with Triple-A Gwinnett, as the Atlanta Braves' pitcher may be activated as soon as next week from his Tommy John rehab. Beachy completed five innings in 70 pitches on July 19, also completing a 15-pitch bullpen session after his outing....

Brandon Beachy Picks up Win in Atlanta Braves Minor League Rehab Start
July 20th, 2013 at 9:35 AM
Brandon Beachy stretched his arm out enough to throw five innings for Triple-A Gwinnett in a rehab start Friday, moving the Atlanta Braves pitcher another stop closer to returning from Tommy John surgery. Beachy threw 46 of his 70 pitches for strikes. He walked one and struck out three over five innings,...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy Strong in Rehab Start
July 15th, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Brandon Beachy took another positive step with his Tommy John rehab Sunday, completing his second rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett en route to returning to the Atlanta Braves. ***VIDEO1*** Beachy threw four innings in a loss to the Durham Bulls, but he gave up just one run on four hits while striking out...

Brandon Beachy to Start Atlanta Braves’ Minor League Rehab Game Tuesday
July 8th, 2013 at 3:42 PM
Brandon Beachy felt good after a 50-pitch bullpen session on Saturday, leading the Atlanta Braves to schedule him for a rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Gwinnett, ajc.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Beachy, who had Tommy John surgery just over a year ago, was shut down three weeks ago after he developed inflammation in his throwing...

Brandon Beachy Takes Step Closer to Atlanta Braves Return with Bullpen Session
June 30th, 2013 at 8:15 PM
Brandon Beachy threw a light bullpen session the day after throwing a regular one at Turner Field, braves.com reports. While there is still no official timetable for Beachy's return, it puts him a step closer to finally returning from Tommy John surgery. ***VIDEO1*** June 18 was the original target date for Beachy's...

Brandon Beachy Inches Closer to Return in Sharp Rehab Start
June 8th, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Brandon Beachy made his next-to-last rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett Saturday evening en route to his return to the Atlanta Braves. He showed shades of his former self in five strong innings. Pitching against the Columbus Clippers, Beachy allowed one run on four hits and three walks, striking out eight. He...

Jonny Venters Has Second Tommy John Surgery
May 16th, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Jonny Venters was schedule to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Thursday in his rehab process with a sprained left elbow. It turns out that instead of a regular checkup, the Atlanta Braves reliever ended up undergoing Tommy John surgery, braves.com reports. Andrews performed the procedure on Venters' torn ulnar collateral...

Jonny Venters Ends Mound Session Prematurely
May 9th, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Jonny Venters originally planned to throw 15-20 pitches off a mound at AT&T Park before Thursday's game between the Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants, but the lefty reliever cut the session short with elbow discomfort, ajc.com reports. Venters stopped at 10 or 11 pitches when he felt the discomfort and...