Braves Starting Pitcher Beachy Undergoes Successful Surgery

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy underwent successful Tommy John surgery Thursday, according to the team.

Dr. James Andrews performed the operation on the 25-year-old right-hander, repairing the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The recovery period is expected to last at least a year.

Beachy finishes the season 5-5 with a 2.00 ERA in 13 starts. He struck out 68 batters in 81 innings of work.

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