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March 14 (The Sports Xchange) - Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy is scheduled to visit specialist Dr.


James Andrews on Monday after leaving his last spring start with biceps tightness.

Beachy faces the possibility of having a second Tommy John surgery.

Beachy, 27, had the same surgery in June 2012 and another procedure last September to clean out scar tissue. He made nine minor league starts and five starts with the Braves last season. In 2011 and '12, he combined to go 12-8 with a 3.07 ERA before injuring his elbow.

The Braves are scrambling to fill their rotation as right-hander Kris Medlen is also facing Tommy John surgery. Another right-hander, Mike Minor, has been hampered by a shoulder problem.

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The Minnesota Twins restructured the contract of closer Glen Perkins, who agreed to terms on a new four-year contract extension, the team announced.

The new deal covers the 2014 through 2017 seasons.

Perkins had been under contract through the 2015 season before agreeing to the extension.

He will now earn $4.025 million in 2014, $4.65 million in 2015, $6.3 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017. The deal also includes a $6.5 million club option for the 2018 season.

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Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro's return to action has been delayed because of fluid in his leg from a hamstring injury, and now there is no timetable for when he might be ready to play, reported.

When Castro suffered the hamstring injury on March 2, the Cubs said Castro would be out of the lineup for seven to 10 days.

On Friday, however, manager Rick Renteria said it will be longer and did not know how long Castro will be sidelined. Renteria said Castro would not play before Monday, and Castro said it could be another week before he returns.

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