Brandon Beach scratched from Tuesday start versus Mets


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Brandon Beachy was to start Tuesday nights game against the New York Mets. That plan has been scratched after the right hander experienced soreness in his elbow following his Thursday outing for Triple-A Gwinnett.

It is the first time Beachy has experienced a setback since having reconstructive elbow surgery last season.

“We had hoped he could make this start on the doubleheader, but it wasn’t a make-or-break start obviously,” Wren said Friday night. “The most important thing is to get him healthy long-term, and we feel like pushing him back a little bit, giving him a little more time, is the prudent thing to do.”

Beachy was examined by the Braves staff and it was determined that he had inflammation in his elbow. The Braves will delay announcing their starter for the Tuesday game which is part of a doubleheader.

In his final rehab start Beachy went only three innings allowing three runs — two earned — on three hits and four walks.

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