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Posted: Wednesday June 20, 2012 1:52PM ; Updated: Wednesday June 20, 2012 6:04PM

Braves' Beachy to have Tommy John surgery

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Brandon Beachy
Brandon Beachy was tied for the major league lead with a 2.00 ERA but he is now done for the season.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy is going to have reconstructive surgery on his right elbow Thursday, and will miss the rest of the season.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez made the announcement after the Braves beat the New York Yankees on Wednesday, hours after Beachy received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.

The 25-year-old Beachy was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, a day after leaving a start early. He is tied for the major league lead with a 2.00 ERA and is 5-5 in 13 starts.

Andrews has performed many of the ligament replacement operations known as Tommy John surgery. Recovery time for the injury normally takes 12-18 months.

Jair Jurrjens will be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Friday in Boston.

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