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Beachy pleased with more thorough 'pen session

Beachy pleased with more thorough 'pen session


ATLANTA -- After throwing two side sessions over the weekend, Brandon Beachy threw a more extended bullpen session that lasted roughly 10 minutes on Wednesday afternoon under the watchful eyes of pitching coach Roger McDowell and bullpen coach Eddie Perez.

"It went well, I felt good," Beachy said. "The plan right now is to see how I feel tomorrow."

The Braves had played it safe with Beachy for nearly two weeks after an MRI exam on June 15 revealed inflammation in his right elbow, but now the right-hander is playing catch and throwing off the mound on a more regular basis. Beachy had thrown a 30-pitch bullpen session on Saturday and 15 pitches on Sunday prior to Wednesday's session, and the Braves have not yet established a timetable for any Minor League rehab assignment.

"I've felt good since I started throwing again," Beachy said. "I feel like it's cleared up in there. It feels good."

The fact that Beachy's setback came just days before his scheduled return to the rotation after a year-long recovery from Tommy John surgery frustrated the highly competitive starter, but each bullpen session without any further discomfort puts the disappointment of his delayed return farther in the past.

"Everyone's had something," Beachy said. "Just like I said before, it's unfortunate, the timing of it. I'm feeling good now. [Let's] just see how I feel tomorrow after throwing today."

Eric Single is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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