Braves former supplemental first round draft pick Brett DeVall has been shut down with elbow discomfort in Rome and will travel to be examined by Dr. James Andrews.
DeVall, a left-hander taken 40th overall in 2008 out of Niceville, Fla., had problems with elbow soreness last season as well, making only 10 starts for Rome.
The Braves don’t know yet if his injury will require something as serious as “Tommy John” ligament transplant surgery. Braves director of player development Kurt Kemp said Tuesday that Andrews did exploratory arthroscopic surgery on DeVall last fall and recommended against “Tommy John” at the time.
“Hopefully it’s nothing serious, but he’s felt more discomfort the last week or so,” Kemp said.
DeVall, 20, will likely miss the rest of the season, with only three weeks remaining on Rome’s schedule. DeVall was 7-9 with a 4.39 ERA in 19 starts this season for Rome.