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Braves put Brandon Beachy on 15-day DL with elbow injury

Jun 17, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

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The Braves aren’t exactly sure about the level of severity of Brandon Beachy‘s right elbow injury, but they’re resigned to the fact that the right-hander is going to be out for at least the next couple of weeks.

According to beat writer David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Beachy was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning with what is currently being labeled as “elbow discomfort.”

Beachy will undergo a dye-contrast MRI on Monday in a search for answers. Team physicians are optimistic that he’s merely dealing with bone chips, which would only require a minor surgical procedure. But it’s quite possible that the situation is far worse.

Beachy, 25, has posted a superb 2.00 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 68/29 K/BB ratio in 81 innings (13 starts) this season. Losing him for a significant period of time would obviously be a tough blow for second-place Atlanta.

Jair Jurrjens will return from Triple-A Gwinnett and start in Beachy’s place on Friday against the Red Sox.

  1. Utley's Hair - Jun 17, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Jair Jurrjens is his replacement? Yikes.

    But, is it my imagination, or has there been an incredible number of top line pitchers being DLed this season, whether due to shoulder or elbow problems?

  2. JustMeMike - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    It is a massive list not including other injuries like back, legs, illness, fingers. In case you’ve forgotten:

    Al Albuquerque, Brett Anderson
    Andrew Bailey, Scott Baker, Brand\on Beachy, Josh Beckett, Dallas Braden
    Chris Carpenter, Carlos Carrasco, Jhoulys Chacin, Jose Contreras
    Jon Danks, Jorge DeLaRosa, Joey Devine, Octavio Dotel, Kyle Drabek, Danny Duffy
    Kyle Farnsworth, Neftali Feliz
    Jaime Garcia
    Roy Halladay, Rich Hill, Derek Holland, Drew Hutchinson
    Jeff Karstens
    John Lackey, Ted Lilly, Jesse Litsch, Wilton Lopez, Corey Luebke
    Ryan Madson, Bick Masset, Kyle McClellan, Dustin McGowen, Brandon Morrow, Charley Morton, Dustin Moseley
    Chris Narveson, Bud Norris
    Alexi Ogando
    Felipe Paulino, Carl Pavano, Mike Pelfrey, Michael Pineda
    Mariano Rivera
    Sergio Santos, Daniel Schlereth, George Sherrill, Drew Smyly, Joakim Soria, Drew Storen
    Koji Uehara
    Jeff Weaver, Brian Wilson

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