ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves say Brandon Beachy has had successful
right elbow ligament-replacement surgery.
The operation to reconstruct the partially torn ulnar collateral
ligament in Beachy's elbow was performed by Dr. James Andrews in
Gulf Breeze, Fla., on Thursday. Andrews has performed many of the
ligament replacement operations known as Tommy John surgery.
Beachy faces a recovery period of at least one year and will
miss the remainder of the season.
The loss of Beachy leaves a substantial void in Atlanta's
rotation. The 25-year-old Beachy was 5-5 with a 2.00 ERA, tied for
lowest in the major leagues, in 13 starts.
The Braves will recall right-hander Jair Jurrjens from Triple-A
Gwinnett to fill Beachy's spot in the rotation. Jurrjens will start
Friday in Boston.
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