Fish to seek second opinion on sore elbow

Fish to seek second opinion on sore elbow

Fish to seek second opinion on sore elbow
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Braves lost Arodys Vizcaino to an elbow injury already and may have another pitcher headed in that direction.

Left-hander Robert Fish saw the team doctor recently to get an opinion on his sore elbow. He is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews next week to get a second opinion on his elbow. He has not pitched since March 13 against the Marlins.

While Fish's elbow injury is concerning, the Braves have received some good news on Tim Hudson. The right-hander, who is recovering from back surgery, was scheduled to throw a live batting-practice session Tuesday at the Braves' facility in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

If Hudson continues to progress, he will be on schedule to throw in the Braves' final Grapefruit League game on April 2 against the Mets.

Hudson's start is pending his progress, but manager Fredi Gonzalez was able to name the team's rotation for the next few days.

Right-hander Brandon Beachy will start against the Yankees on Wednesday while Mike Minor will take the ball on Thursday against the Nationals.

The Braves will play a split-squad series against the Astros on Friday, with Randall Delgado starting the home game and Jair Jurrjens starting on the road. Tommy Hanson will round out the next five starters when he takes the ball on Saturday against the Tigers.