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Braves put Brandon Beachy on 15-day DL with oblique strain

May 15, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT

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The Braves placed starter Brandon Beachy on the disabled list Sunday morning with a left oblique strain and now David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution passes along word that the young right-hander is likely to miss over a month of action.

It’s an unfortunate bit of news given Beachy’s impressive early line (3.45 ERA, 1.08 WHIP through eight outings), but the Braves are lucky enough to have gobs of starting pitching depth.

Julio Teheran is likely to get the first crack at the major league rotation vacancy. A 20-year-old mega-prospect from Cartagena, Colombia, he has posted a 1.91 ERA and 7.6 K/9 across 37 2/3 innings this season with Triple-A Gwinnett. He allowed three runs in 4 2/3 frames when he made his big league debut last week against the Phillies.

If the Braves decide Teheran needs more polishing, they’ll probably turn to Mike Minor, a 23-year-old left-hander with a 1.82 ERA and 43/14 K/BB ratio through 39 2/3 innings this season at Gwinnett.

  1. purdueman - May 15, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Ahhh, yes-sss, the old “oblique strain”‘ the new latest and greatest way to get yourself a free 15 day or more paid vacation to the DL! Why am I not surprised? Mark Teahen of the White Sox has one of them too, but at least he’s manned up and isn’t taking the opportunity to seize the free paid vacation!

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