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Beachy's return raises questions
Braves Rotation Decis Heal WEB
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, in this Aug. 3, 2011 file photo. With Beachy reaching the apparent end of his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, the Braves are facing a tough decision with their rotation as they prepare to open a series against San Francisco on Friday night, June 14, 2013. There's no obvious answer as to who might move to the bullpen to make room for Beachy, who was leading the majors in ERA when he hurt his right elbow about a year ago. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — Frank Wren is facing a dilemma that general managers covet but also dread. The Atlanta Braves must make room in an already deep rotation as Brandon Beachy is almost set to return from elbow surgery. Beachy was perhaps Atlanta's top starter when his 2012 season ended as he led the National League with a 2.00 ERA. Wren said Thursday the difficult part of the decision is moving a starter — Tim Hudson, Mike Minor, Kris Medlen, Paul Maholm or Julio Teheran — to the bullpen.