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Brandon Beachy leaves outing with right elbow discomfort

Jun 16, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

Brandon Beachy AP

Brandon Beachy reported feeling soreness in his right elbow after allowing two earned runs in five innings last Friday night against the Blue Jays, so the Braves gave him an extra three days of rest leading into tonight’s matchup with the Orioles.

But that strategy wasn’t very successful.

Beachy was lifted in the fourth inning Saturday after suffering an apparent setback with his elbow.

The 25-year-old right-hander threw 57 pitches over 3 2/3 innings, striking out five batters and walking only one before giving way to reliever Anthony Varvaro.

Beachy has registered a 2.00 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 68/29 K/BB ratio across 81 innings this season.

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UPDATE, 9:01 PM: The Braves have confirmed that Beachy is dealing with more elbow soreness.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 16, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Tough luck for Beachy. I remember thinking that against the Jays, he was not pitching as well as his then sub 2.00 ERA indicated. Now we know why.

  2. mikeincmn - Jun 16, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    They would be idiots not to dl him asap. Of course knowing Fredi Gonzalez…

    • bobulated - Jun 17, 2012 at 1:11 AM

      Fredi is certainly not the best field general but being overly careful with his starters at the expense of his bullpen is actually one of his more unfortunate habits. This isn’t Dusty Baker we’re talking about. Beachy has one complete game this year so I don’t think one can suggest he’s been over worked or that the Braves have handled this badly so far. Hopefully it’s something a 15 day rest can correct for a solid young player with a bright future although my gut is telling me otherwise at this point.

  3. btwicey - Jun 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    This sux. Piss off sore elbows

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