Brandon Beachy to visit Dr. James Andrews


The Atlanta Braves are already without Jason Heyward for the next four to six weeks, now it appears the team could lose starting pitcher Brandon Beachy.

Beachy, 26, has been scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday and will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday.


Mike Minor will start for the Braves on Sunday.

The Braves welcomed back Paul Maholm from the disabled list earlier in the day on Thursday but losing Beachy will be a big blow to a team who had lost starting pitcher Tim Hudson a month ago.

Beachy had made five starts this season going 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. The right handed pitcher made just 13 starts last season before undergoing Tommy John surgery.

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