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No structural damage found in Brandon Beachy’s elbow

Aug 27, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

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Some good news for the Braves: no structural damage was found in Brandon Beachy‘s elbow when he went to visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

“He confirmed what I’ve been hoping,” Beachy told Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He just thought it was inflamed, a lot of fluid in there. The ligament is intact and it’s good news.”

Beachy, who returned from Tommy John surgery at the end of July, has been shut down for 10 days anyway, casting doubt on whether he’ll rejoin the rotation next month. The Braves may choose to bring him back as a reliever. Even before the setback, he seemed iffy to make a postseason rotation that figures to include Mike Minor and Julio Teheran and two from the group of Kris Medlen, Paul Maholm, Alex Wood and Beachy.

  1. chc4 - Aug 27, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    I can assure everyone that Paul Maholm will not be part of any Braves postseason rotation. Much to the chagrin of STL, LA, CIN and PIT.

  2. wpjohnson - Aug 27, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    The Braves need a healthy Beachy. They don’t have a rotation featuring three Hall of Famers anymore.

  3. scdocal - Aug 28, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    Damn no Maholm. I seriously want to saw my face off every 5th day when he’s out there. It’s a joke. Beachy needs to come back healthy and hopefully stay healthy.

    • jarathen - Aug 28, 2013 at 8:09 AM

      I think you may be taking Paul Maholm’s starts a bit too seriously.

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