Braves rookie starter Brandon Beachy hits the DL today with a "significant" oblique injury, and it appears that Julio Teheran will become the Braves choice in Beachy's absence as a spot starter. Minor, who earned one start earlier this season and struggled through nine appearances with Atlanta in 2010, not only went ahead with his scheduled start at Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, he worked deep into the game. That should end speculation that he might go short Sunday in preparation for a Major League start on Wednesday with the Braves.
Fantasy Impact: With Rodrigo Lopez out of options, this should become a no-brainer for the Braves. Minor can't throw on Wednesday and the start will only be a spot start due to manager Fredi Gonzalez feeling no need for a fifth starter again until May 31. Teheran is likely to jump up to the parent club for Wednesday alone, and news on Beachy's status will be needed moving forward. Without detailed news on his injury, it's too early to know what the Braves will need to do that last day of the month. Oblique issues can vary significantly from injury to injury and person to person. Just last year, Yovani Gallardo returned from an oblique strain in just three weeks. Beachy, presumably, could make that next start if all goes well. Time will tell. Hold off on any fantasy baseball roster moves regarding these Braves pitchers until more information is available.