Braves' Medlen leaves game with right forearm strain
MAR 09, 2014 2:52p ET
Every indication is that Kris Medlen will be the Braves' Opening Day starter. But Sunday, Atlanta was dealt some potentially bad news with Medlen as he left his start against the Mets after throwing a pitch.
Medlen walked off the field after delivering a pitch and looked to be grabbing at his elbow the pitch before exiting. The the Braves are calling it a right forearm strain. He is set to undergo an MRI and be further evaluated Monday in Orlando.
Medlen, who since the 2012 All-Star break has the second-lowest ERA (2.40) in the majors among starters with at least 250 innings, underwent Tommy John surgery in Aug. 2010.
Medlen, 15-12 last season with a 3.11 ERA IN 31 starts, is expected to anchor a rotation that includes Mike Minor, Julio Teheran and Brandon Beachy. Freddy Garcia, Alex Wood and David Hale are in the mix for the fifth spot.