|Dec. 2 3:56 PM PT4:56 PM MT5:56 PM CT6:56 PM ET18:56 ET23:56 GMT7:56 4:56 PM MST6:56 PM EST7:26 PM VEN3:56 UAE (+1)5:56 PM CT-Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy are becoming free agents following decisions by the Atlanta Braves not to offer 2015 contracts to the right-handers, both recovering from their second Tommy John surgeries.
Analysis: Medlen and Beachy, once considered rising stars in the rotation, did not pitch in 2014 after they were had ligament-replacement surgeries during spring training. Medlen won a combined 25 games in 2012 and 2013. He excelled as a reliever and starter in 2012, when he was 10-1 with a 1.56 ERA.
|Mar. 17 3:56 PM PT4:56 PM MT5:56 PM CT6:56 PM ET18:56 ET22:56 GMT6:56 3:56 PM MST5:56 PM EST6:26 PM VEN2:56 UAE (+1)4:56 PM CT-Medlen has undergone elbow-ligament replacement surgery for the second time.
Analysis: The Braves said Wednesday that Dr. James Andrews reconstructed the ulnar collateral ligament in Medlen's right elbow a day earlier during the procedure at Gulf Breeze, Fla. Medlen is expected to miss the entire season.
|Mar. 11 11:49 AM PT12:49 PM MT1:49 PM CT2:49 PM ET14:49 ET18:49 GMT2:49 11:49 AM MST1:49 PM EST2:19 PM VEN22:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-Medlen has injured a ligament in his right elbow for the second time in less than four years, and Atlanta says it is too earlier to determine the extent of the damage. Medlen had an MRI on Monday that revealed the injury, according to general manager Frank Wren. Wren said Tuesday the 28-year-old right-hander and the team will seek a second medical opinion.
Analysis: Medlen felt the injury on Sunday while pitching against the New York Mets. He grabbed the elbow with two outs in the fourth inning and left with a trainer. Medlen tore his right ulnar collateral ligament while pitching against the Mets on Aug. 4, 2010, and was operated on by Dr. James Andrews that Aug. 18. Medlen didn't pitch for the Braves again until Sept. 25 the following year.
|Mar. 9 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST5:18 PM VEN1:48 UAE (+1)3:48 PM CT-Braves starter Kris Medlen left in the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the New York Mets with a strained right forearm.
Analysis: Medlen threw a pitch to Matt Clark, and then grabbed his right elbow and turned his back to home plate. The right-hander who was slated to start opening day for Atlanta removed himself from the game.