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ERA leader Brandon Beachy to have Tommy John surgery

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ATLANTA, GA - MAY 17: Brandon Beachy #37 of the Atlanta Braves reacts after pitching a complete-game shutout to give the Braves a 7-0 win over the Miami Marlins at Turner Field on May 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Dr. James Andrews confirmed the initial diagnosis of a torn ulnar collateral ligament, so Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy will undergo season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery tomorrow.

Beachy went from undrafted free agent in 2008 to National League leader in ERA this season, posting a 2.00 mark with a 68/29 K/BB ratio in 81 innings. And he was excellent as a rookie last season too, starting 25 games with a 3.68 ERA and 169/46 K/BB ratio in 142 innings.

And now he’s facing 12-18 months on the sidelines, although at age 25 there’s plenty of time for Beachy to make his way back and reestablish himself as a top-of-the-rotation starter.

Jair Jurrjens is scheduled to rejoin the Braves’ rotation Friday against the Red Sox despite posting a 5.27 ERA in nine starts at Triple-A.