1:42 pm June 21, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy underwent successful surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow Thursday, the Braves announced. The surgery, known as “Tommy John” was performed by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in his Gulf Breeze, Fla. clinic.
Beachy was tied for the major-league lead in ERA (2.00) and led in opponents’ batting average (.171) among qualified starters when he went down with the elbow injury on June 16 against Baltimore. His recovery time is expected to be 11-13 months.
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