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Brandon Beachy will make 2013 debut on Monday

Jul 27, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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Braves starter Brandon Beachy, fully recovered from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, will make his first start of the 2013 season on Monday against the Rockies, reports David O’Brien. He is effectively taking Tim Hudson‘s spot in the rotation. Hudson was lost for the season on Wednesday after suffering a gruesome injury to his leg and ankle.

Beachy, now 26 years old, underwent Tommy John surgery on June 21 last year after posting an even 2.00 ERA through his first 12 starts.

Despite getting Beachy back, the Braves are still in the market to add another starting pitcher before Wednesday’s deadline. Most recently, they have shown interest in Jake Peavy of the White Sox and Ervin Santana of the Royals.

  1. knowlegeforyou - Jul 27, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Hope his command is better than AAA. Santana has been good this season because the big park kept his HR rate down. Peavy reminds me of Lowe, not sure he is an obvious upgrade over anyone but Maholm. Now if they are trying to limit Teheran’s or Medlin’s pitch counts then I say go for it. Let’s go Bravos!

  2. scdocal - Jul 27, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Don’t know if they really need to go get a starter. With wood we have 6 guys for 5 spots. Would love to see them get some bullpen help. Hope beachy can come back throwing strikes and be as good as last year when the playoffs role around.

    • recoveringcubsfan - Jul 28, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      Bullpen help would probably be the better way to go, but it seems like everyone is seeking the same and while many teams that are out of contention are saying they’ll listen to offers for good relievers, who knows if they’ll actually deal. Whereas, lots of SPs are available and are more likely to be dealt simply because they’re generally more expensive. I don’t root for the Braves, but I do think it’s a risky proposition to assume – as they apparently already do – that Medlen will just seamlessly shift to the bullpen if needed, and that Maholm, when he comes back, will go back to being the stud he was at the beginning of the season. It’s possible that we’re seeing the start of a fade by the Braves, as eventually you have to think the injuries in the bullpen and the loss of Hudson will catch up with them.

      No matter what, seeing Beachy, who is one of the most exciting pitchers to come along in the last few years, back in the bigs is going to be fun. I’m hoping he stays on schedule and we get to see him against the Nats on August 7 (if I counted that correctly!).

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  4. riverace19 - Jul 28, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Add a starter when Medlen might go to the pen? No sir, try again. Way off on that one.

  5. scdocal - Jul 28, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Cubs fan what are you talking about. Meds isn’t going anywhere and I wouldn’t be surprised if Maholm is the odd man out. He has been horrible lately. As big as a loss huddy was we needed somebody to come out of the rotation to get either Wood or Beachy in there. Beachy will take Huddys spot and Wood likely will take Maholm spot. We are in need of a bullpen guy. That is it.

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