June 6, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) looks on from the dugout during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves' Brandon Beachy To Return?

May 27, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) pitches in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday night Brandon Beachy made his fourth start in the month of July with the Gwinnett Braves.  In those four starts, he has not had any setbacks with his right elbow bothering him like we saw in June.  Beachy was thought to make at least one more appearance in Triple-A before being called up to the majors but the phone might be ringing a little earlier now.

With Tim Hudson going to the ground last night with a fractured right ankle, Beachy will probably be the man to step into Huddy’s spot in the rotation.  Tim’s next start was scheduled to be Monday night against the Rockies so we anticipate that belonging to Brandon now.

In Brandon’s rehab start last night, he went six strong innings for Gwinnett giving up two runs but only one earned, he had three strikeouts, gave up two hits and four walks.  Not the best stat line for an MLBer in the minors.  For the season Beachy holds a 1-4 record with the Triple-A Braves.

Beachy gave the G-Braves a quality start in his ninth rehab start of the season, and seventh with Gwinnett but their offense just hasn’t been there when he’s on the mound….well it hasn’t been there the entire season, Gwinnett is second to last in runs scored in the International League for 2013.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was not ready to reveal his pitching plans when he spoke to the media less than an hour after Hudson was carted off the field.  But he might be willing to provide more information before Thursday afternoon’s series finale against the Mets.



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  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Mark Bowman tweet:
    Beachy is obviously the most likely guy to take Hudson’s turn on Mon.
    The Braves will evaluate him the next 2 days before making it official.

    Meanwhile – an official transaction this morning:
    Alex Wood recalled from Gwinnett; Tim Hudson to the disabled list. Another move will have to be made to activate Beachy (by Sunday). A second move would be necessary to activate BJ Upton when he returns.

    The most likely candidates to be sent down to Gwinnett so that Beachy and Upton could be added are Janish and Constanza, respectively. Maholm could be moved to the DL as well.

    There is some confusion via twitter about Maholm’s current status. Seems a move to the DL was to have been official today, but is now withdrawn in favor of Huddy’s new status.

    Kameron Loe was added on the 21st, but that came with Pastornicky going back down to AAA (and EOFlaherty going to the 60-day DL to create space on the 40-man list for Loe).

    In terms of 40-man roster flexibility (in the event of a trade), these possibilities exist:

    1. Cristhian Martinez could go to the 60-day DL
    2. Ramiro Pena could go to the 60-day DL
    3. Blake DeWitt could go onto the 60-day DL
    4. If a 40-man guy is traded, then he would obviously come off the list.
    5. Outright a player to remove that from the 40-man… and I frankly don’t see any great candidates for this.

    • cheadrick

      Yes, and what does it take the Braves tech guy to update the DH list and take Maholm off? 5 minutes? grrrr

      • Jeff Schafer

        Ha, I agree…the move for Maholm to the DL was suppose to be made this morning and Wood would (ha) be placed on the roster. They said he could bunt or run the bases if they needed him to.

        Hudson goes down, they put him on the DL instead of Maholm

        Not sure what the confusion was all about on twitter

    • fireboss

      May have made it official this morning but Wood knew it and gave an interview about it Monday.

      Hoping Maholm can come back is spitting in the ocean to make the tide come in, he may come back but he’s not been good and it wasn’t because of his wrist, he’s just sliding back to his old Pittsburgh self, 4.21 ERA , 1.424 WHIP.

      Constanza down for BJ is the obvious move and I HOPE Maholm to the DL is the other.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    “[Dave] O’Brien adds that the Braves are not in the mix for Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.”

    Well, that’s the end of that, I suppose.

    • fireboss

      Once Larry Lucchino said open your wallets gentlemen the auction is about to begin, we were out.