Braves prospect right-hander J.R. Graham will get a second opinion on his right shoulder from a specialist in Atlanta.
Graham is seeking another opinion after the first doctor he saw offered no definitive diagnosis. The righty exited a start for Double-A Mississippi Monday after feeling soreness while warming up before the third inning.
Julio Teheran took his first loss after allowing two runs in six innings Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
The Braves had been 6-0 in Teheran's starts, largely because they scored at least six runs in five of those games. Teheran was pretty shaky in the early going, but now he's allowed eight runs over 25 1/3 innings in his last four starts. He's walked just one batter in that span.
Brandon Beachy (elbow) threw 29 pitches over two innings in an extended spring training start on Tuesday.
Beachy was hitting 92-93 mph with his fastball, which is obviously a good sign. The Braves have not revealed the next step for the right-hander, but they'll bring him along slowly.
B.J. Upton (shoulder) is not playing Tuesday but hopes to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Upton left Monday's game after being hit on the left shoulder by a pitch. The shoulder isn't as anticipated, and the outfielder says he'll be available off the bench Tuesday before likely returning Wednesday.
Braves prospect right-hander J.R. Graham left Monday's start with Double-A Mississippi after he experienced discomfort in his throwing arm and shoulder between innings.
It doesn't sound like a major concern, as Graham doesn't think it will prevent him from making his next start. Meanwhile, Braves general manager Frank Wren described his exit as "precautionary" and said he "tested well and will be reevaluated tomorrow." Graham, 23, owns a 4.04 ERA and 28/10 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings in eight starts this season. Baseball America ranked him as the game's No. 93 prospect coming into the season.
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the Braves' win over the D'Backs on Monday.
Entering the game, Freeman was 11-for-45 (.244) with a .647 OPS over 11 May games. Monday's game hopefully shook him from a 4-for-23 slide. Hitting in the middle of a loaded lineup, Freeman has breakout potential.