(ATLANTA) — In just his second full season in the majors, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy is enjoying a terrific season, establishing himself as one of the better young pitchers in the game. For now though, his breakout season will take a back seat to a sore elbow that has forced Beachy to land on the disabled list.
The 25-year-old Beachy currently owns the best ERA in all of Major League Baseball this season for a starting pitcher. In 13 starts, Beachy is 5-5 with a 2.00 ERA. He left his start on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth inning. He will undergo an MRI today, but there is hope that Beachy merely has bone spurs instead of ligament damage,
“I expect in 15 days, he’ll be ready to go,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “There are plenty of pitchers who have pitched with (bone spurs). That will settle down a little bit.”
Replacing Beachy in the rotation will be Jair Jurrjens. In four starts this season, Jurrjens went just 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA.
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