Braves Avoid Arbitration With Brandon Beachy

The Atlanta Braves have announced they have signed RHP Brandon Beachy to a one year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Financial terms were not disclosed, as per the Braves’ usual policy, but…

Beachy has been with the big league club since 2010, where he made 3 spot starts for the club. In the 38 that followed over his next two seasons, Beachy went 12-8 with a 3.07 ERA with 237 strikeouts in 222.2 innings, until he was placed on the disabled list on June 17th, 2012 with an elbow injury that ultimately resulted in Tommy John surgery.

After a couple of setbacks, Beachy returned to the majors in 2013 in wake of Tim Hudson‘s season ending injury, throwing 30 innings of 4.50 ERA ball before ultimately being disabled with elbow discomfort. Beachy is scheduled to be healthy and ready to begin Spring Training, and pencils in as the Braves number 4 starter behind Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, and Julio Teheran. Alex Wood is currently being speculated as being the number 5 starter until the newly signed Gavin Floyd returns from his own Tommy John surgery.

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  • Brandon_Woodworth

    $1.45MM is a little steep, in my opinion.

    • JesusNicholasChrist

      it’s not that big of a deal really. the extra 500k keeps the player happy and is not going to make that big of a difference when it comes to the next year of arbitration..

      • Sealift67

        Agreed. Building rapport doesn’t hurt at that price. He is
        a bulldog and will do everything he can to come back.

      • carpengui

        It’s interesting – the arbitration estimate for him was $900K, so $1.45m represents a healthy 50% bump from that. That said, it might be an acknowledgement of the effort Brandon put in toward trying to get back onto the field in 2013… which, of course, had mixed results. For a while there it looked like he was really pitching well. If that’s extended now into 2014, then we might be in decent shape.

  • Jeff Schafer

    A OK in my book, he should be back to his 2012 form