The 2014 season is getting off to a rocky start for the Atlanta Braves rotation. After Kris Medlen left Sunday’s game with arm concerns, Brandon Beachy followed suit on Monday.
Beachy threw just two of the four innings he was scheduled to toss on Monday but told reporters that while he left Monday’s game early his arm was fine.
“I’m not worried at all about it,” Beachy said. “I’ve seen the doctors, and they’ve done everything. My ligament is fine. I’ve got some inflammation in there and it got a little too tight in my bicep. It was just unproductive to keep pushing and fighting through it.”
ZACH STEWART: Braves acquire pitcher from White Sox
Doctors have told Beachy that his discomfort is normal, though anything having to do with a pitcher’s arm raises concerns among the masses. Especially a pitcher like Beachy who has missed the better part of the last two seasons.
“I’m not scared at all. I didn’t come in here feeling 100 percent. This is something I’ve been dealing with. It had been getting easier the harder I threw and the harder I pushed. Today, it just got a little too tight on me.”
It is currently unknown when Beachy will return to game action.