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Beachy has partial tear in elbow

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37)
Brandon Beachy, leading MLB with a 2.00 ERA, may need Tommy John surgery.
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NEW YORK (AP)

Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy has a partial tear in his elbow and will see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.

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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez revealed the results of an MRI exam after Monday night's 6-2 loss to the New York Yankees. Gonzalez did not elaborate on the severity of the injury.

Beachy is leading the majors with a 2.00 ERA. The 25-year-old is 5-5 in 13 starts in his first big league season.

Beachy was pulled from a start Saturday night and put on the 15-day disabled list the next day. He had been hampered in the past by bone spurs and the Braves hoped this might be a similar problem. But elbow tears often require Tommy John surgery and frequently sideline pitchers for at least a year.

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