June 16, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) leaves the game due to injury against the Baltimore Orioles during the fourth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Braves' Brandon Beachy Expected to Make 2013 Debut on June 18

Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy underwent  Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last June and it looks like he is very close to making a return. After three more rehab starts with with Low-A Rome, Beachy is expected to make his 2013 debut. If all goes according to plan for the Braves, you can expect the right-handed pitcher to make his season debut in just a few weeks.

It looks like June 18 will be the date they target to get Beachy back on the mound.

“If there are no setbacks or anything, it would be a perfect fit,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said, via Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “But we know about perfect fits, and that’s why I do all my stuff in pencil.”

In his most recent outing, Beachy threw for five scoreless innings.

Before the surgery last season, Beachy had a 2.00 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 68/29 K/BB ratio in his 81 innings.

Also worth noting: June 18 is my birthday.There are no potential setbacks that can change that date.

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