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Brandon Beachy will not start on Tuesday, after all

Jun 14, 2013, 11:20 PM EST

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The Braves had been internally debating for a while what to do when Brandon Beachy is activated from the disabled list. Would they use the 26-man rule to use him for Tuesday’s double-header against the Mets, and then figure it out in a week? Would they move Kris Medlen to the bullpen? Or attempt to trade either Tim Hudson or Paul Maholm? It is no longer an issue as Beachy has been scratched from that Tuesday start after a disappointing performance in his latest rehab start.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution described Beachy’s concerning performance:

Beachy struggled with his command in three innings for Triple-A Gwinnett Thursday night in Rochester, walking four and allowing three runs (two earned) while throwing only 38 strikes in 69 pitches.

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The Braves had planned to back Beachy down Thursday night for the final scheduled outing of his minor league rehabilitation assignment, with a limit of 80-85 pitches. So the fact that he only threw 69 pitches over three innings wasn’t a big issue. But he pitched behind for much of the outing and needed 53 pitches to get through the first two innings.

Braves GM Frank Wren wouldn’t reveal the team’s plan for Tuesday’s double-header with the Mets now that Beachy is a no-go. O’Brien speculates reliever Alex Wood could fill in for a spot start, but Wren had previously said they wouldn’t let him get to 100 pitches, meaning it would be a taxing day for the bullpen.

  1. Walk - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Wood pitched several innings tonight so I doubt he starts on Tuesday.

  2. Walk - Jun 15, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Oops wood went one inning, still doubt he is gonna start one of the double header games though.

  3. scdocal - Jun 15, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Didn’t think he should be called up anyway. Seems like he is struggling with his location and why rush it. He will be an starting pitcher when all is said and done so no need to rush back especially when there isn’t a spot for him.

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