Paul Maholm received some good news on Wednesday night about his recent bout of elbow soreness. Maholm had been sent back to Atlanta to get a MRI and the results were a negative, which is a positive outcome. The MRI revealed that there is no structural damage in his pitching elbow. David Hale will still take Maholm’s next turn in the rotation, but it is probable that we will see Maholm start again this season. I’m not sure what this means for the post-season roster, but I think we will still see Wood in that #4 rotation spot unless something drastic happens.
In other injury news, Brandon Beachy has basically been shut down for the season. He was quoted as saying that he is still not where he wants to be with his throwing program, and they have just decided to stop it. This isn’t really bad news, since I don’t really think Brandon was going to help the Braves for the remainder of the season anyway. It is a bit concerning that he is still having elbow discomfort, but I guess that is something we will have to deal with after this season is over. He can just start his off-season a bit early, and get his arm ready to start next season as a HOPEFULLY healthy option for the starting rotation.
Stay tuned as the Braves play a day game on Thursday, beginning with a 12:40 pm first pitch.