ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 9: Brandon Beachy #37 of the Atlanta Braves reacts in the dugout after giving up a home run in the 4th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on April 9, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Phillies won 10-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy will get a couple of extra days off before making his next start after experiencing a sore elbow.
"He had a little sore arm going and we didn't want to take a chance," said Gonzalez, who said it was the elbow specifically. "It's something that flared up on him and we had the days off and we could manipulate the rotation a little bit, just give him a little extra couple days."
Atlanta has juggled its starting rotation of late. Top prospect Julio Teheran was called up on Sunday to give Tim Hudson a few extra days to recover from a sore ankle. Hudson has since declared himself ready to go and will start in Beachy's normal spot on Wednesday.
Beachy still leads the league with a 1.98 ERA but is winless in his last three starts and saw his velocity on his fastball drop considerably last time out.