Brandon Beachy threw from the mound Monday for the first time since straining his left oblique against the Phillies on May 13. He threw 20 pitches, all fastballs, at 70-75 percent.
“Felt good,” Beachy said. “It loosened up. By the end of the 20 pitches I was going back to caring about where the ball is going instead of trying to feel each throw. So that was refreshing to let myself slip back into that and not feel anything.”
Beachy might not be back for a few weeks yet, as he has to build up his arm strength and make a minor league rehab start or two. The Braves don’t need a fifth starter after Mike Minor goes Tuesday until June 11 in Houston.