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Brandon Beachy on track to make 2013 debut June 18

May 29, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

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Brandon Beachy is almost fully recovered from last June’s Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.

According to Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the right-hander threw five scoreless innings Wednesday afternoon in his second minor league rehab start with Low-A Rome and is currently in line to make his season debut for the Braves on June 18 — after only three more rehab outings.

“If there are no setbacks or anything, it would be a perfect fit,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of the current June 18 target date. “But we know about perfect fits, and that’s why I do all my stuff in pencil.”

Beachy has experienced no lingering discomfort in his surgically-repaired elbow up to this point. He had an ace-like 2.00 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 68/29 K/BB ratio in 81 innings last season before going under the knife.

  1. unclemosesgreen - May 29, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Beachy-keen.

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    So does Teheran or Medlen get sent down/to the pen? I would the the pen would be tough on the development of either, but Medlen has some experience there and the Braves are a bit short after all of the injuries this season.

  3. Walk - May 30, 2013 at 2:54 AM

    Medlen and Teheran are doing ok if you look past wins for medlen. 1.33 whip and 3.67 era for Teheran. 1.36 whip and 3.48 era for medlen. On the other hand Hudson has a 5.37 era and 1.32 whip. There is an opening in the bullpen so I think it is more likely the braves may go to a six man rotation, they have done that before with a starter transitioning back from tj surgery. It is going to be a really tough call but I think medlen may be moving back to the swing man because it is a role he has excelled at. The extra starter, I think medlen, will be pitching from the pen and making a spot start here and there.

  4. gpatrick15 - May 30, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    I wonder if they’ll work him back similar to how they brought Medlen back last season. No need to rush him back into the lineup and tire him out too soon. But if he’s good to go with no discomfort, he’ll be a nice addition to the staff for the remainder of the season and the postseason.

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