Brandon Beachy Has Partial Elbow Tear
NEW YORK -- Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez was detailing his team's latest loss, running down the list of what went wrong.
Then, very calmly, he added: "I have an announcement to make."
It was not good news for the Braves, either -- right-hander Brandon Beachy has a partial tear in his elbow.
Gonzalez revealed the results of an MRI exam after Monday night's 6-2 defeat by the New York Yankees. He did not elaborate on the severity of the injury, and said Beachy would see the team doctor before visiting noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.
The 25-year-old Beachy is leading the majors with a 2.00 ERA. He is 5-5 in 13 starts in his first big league season.
Beachy was pulled from a start Saturday night and put on the 15-day disabled list the next day.
All in all, a lost day for Braves.