Brandon Beachy ready to resume minor league rehab assignment

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The Braves slowed down Brandon Beachy’s rehab after he felt some tenderness in his surgically-repaired right elbow last month, but he has been cleared to return to game action.

David O’Brien of Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Beachy will resume his minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with Triple-A Gwinnett. The 26-year-old is expected to throw 45-55 pitches and/or three innings and figures to make at least one or two more starts before being reevaluated.

Beachy, who is currently making his way back from Tommy John surgery last June, has a 3.07 ERA over 41 starts in the majors. There’s no obvious opening for him in Atlanta’s starting rotation right now, but depth is a nice problem to have.