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)

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Beachy throws for first time since surgery

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy on the road to recovery from Tommy John surgery in June.

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Brandon Beachy Injury: Braves Pitcher Has Partially Torn Ligament In Elbow

Many feared the worst when Brandon Beachy left Saturday's game in the fourth inning with an elbow injury. Those fears were realized on Monday when an MRI exam revealed that Beachy had a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow which usually would require ligament replacement surgery (Tommy John) and 12-14 months of rehab.

The next course of action is for Beachy to get some second opinions on the diagnosis and will visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday. In the short term Atlanta will recall Jair Jurrjens from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday to to take Beachy's place in the rotation against the Red Sox.

For more on Brandon Beachy and the Atlanta Braves head over to Talking Chop. For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball head over to Baseball Nation.

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