• Brandon Beachy's fastball sat between 92-93 mph as he threw 29 pitches and completed two innings during an extended spring game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Tuesday. This was Beachy's first appearance in a game since undergoing Tommy John surgery in June. He will officially begin his Minor League rehab assignment with a three-inning stint for Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
• Right-hander J.R. Graham, the Braves' top prospect according to MLB.com, was forced to exit Monday night's start for Double-A Mississippi after experiencing some right shoulder discomfort. The Braves were encouraged by the results of tests performed after the game and further encouraged when Graham awoke Wednesday with what was termed "normal soreness." As of late Tuesday, the club had not received the results of Wednesday's medical evaluation.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.