Brandon Beachy Injury: Braves pitcher throws for first time since surgery

Joe Robbins

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

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy threw on Monday, for the first time since undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery in June.

According to the report, Beachy felt "giddy, like a little kid" while throwing. Undoubtedly, being able to throw again has to be thrilling for Beachy, who was having one of the best seasons in baseball prior to injuring his elbow.

Beachy pitched 81 innings in 2012, allowing just 49 hits while walking 29 and striking out 68. Beachy's ERA and WHIP were a microscopic 2.00 and 0.96. Despite those numbers, Beachy was just 5-5 for the Braves, further illustrating how silly wins are for pitchers.

Beachy will almost certainly be sidelined for the majority of the first half of the season in 2013, given his surgery date. Typically, the recovery time is at least 12 months, so Beachy could be an option in the second half of the '13 season for the Braves, if all goes well on his rehab.

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