Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Brandon Beachy, Atlanta Braves

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Atlanta fans know the Brandon Beachy story. The rest of the baseball world may know it soon enough.
The Braves right-hander Beachy may go from being someone no Braves fan had heard of two years ago, to being the anchor of this year’s staff. He made his first major league start in a mid-September game in Philadelphia during the 2010 pennant run.
He was replacing Braves starter Jair Jurrgens back then. Now the 25-year-old Beachy needs to step up again with Tim Hudson sidelined until May with a back injury, and Tommy Hanson and Jurrjens battling minor injuries. Longevity will be a key for Beachy this season. Click for article by Associated Press, Published: February 28, 2012.