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Braves expected to tender Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, according to report

Chris Cotillo reports that the Atlanta Braves are expected to tender both Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy before tonight's deadline.

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The Atlanta Braves have a decision to make in regards to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy. MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo reports that Atlanta is expected to tender both before tonight's deadline.'s Mark Bowman first reported that Atlanta had discussed a multi-year deal with Medlen but have had no such talks with Beachy. Both are coming off of Tommy John surgery and their injury status made them candidates to be non-tendered before the Tuesday deadline. By agreeing to a multi-year deal, Atlanta would like to reach an incentive-laden contract with Medlen to offset some of the injury risk.

Atlanta still has a need for more starting pitcher depth. Medlen and Beachy appear to be on the road to recovery but how much of a toll the latest injury will take is unknown. Neither is expected to be ready by opening day.


A few more details into Medlen's injury return and what Beachy could cost the team in arbitration.

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