Their reasoning for keeping that information close to the vest is simple: Often such situations take care of themselves when someone gets hurt or struggles as a decision gets closer at hand.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he thought Beachy would have one start at Class-A Rome when Gwinnett is on the road, but that the rest of his starts would probably be for the Triple-A team, which plays its home games only about 45 minutes north of Turner Field.
The FanGraphs website lists Beachy’s average fastball at 92 mph in 2011 and 90.9 in 2012, before he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow.
Gonzalez said before Tuesday night’s game at Arizona that the report was good from Beachy’s outing, and mentioned the 92-93 mph fastball velocity. But didn’t have it written down and wasn’t certain. General manager Frank Wren later confirmed those radar-gun readings.
“That is correct,” Wren said. “He has been strong all the way through (rehab).”