Brandon Beachy Update: No Second Surgery Required


Dr. James Andrews says “NO SECOND SURGERY FOR YOU!”

Hot off the press! Brandon just talked to the media at Turner Field and here is the scoop, tweeted by:

Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

Beachy got good news from Dr Andrews. Ligament is in tact. Will be shut down for about 10 days. Still hopes to pitch again in 2013. #Braves

This is, of course, EXCELLENT news for the Braves and Brandon Beachy. It appears that he just has some inflammation in the elbow and no structural damage. He received a cortisone shot and should be good to go in 10-14 days.

For the Braves, it will be more about coming into 2014 fully healthy and ready to roll as part of their rotation than about this season. Beachy looked rough out of the gate following his surgery, but got better and better with each start. He started to get better command of his pitches and began to look like the Beachy of early 2012. He should be a major part of the Braves 2014 rotation.

For Beachy, he will rest a bit and hopefullybe able to make 2 or 3 more starts at the end of the season. As long as those will go well, they can help him build his confidence for the start of 2014.

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