Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Wednesday, June 13th

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Your one-page daily morning overview of Atlanta Braves news:

Braves quotes after Tuesday’s loss to Yankees | Atlanta Braves
Fredi Gonzalez, toughest loss of year? "I think so. For a lot of different reasons, obviously. But I think it was a tough one for all of us, including myself. Minor was outstanding. He really was good, and then that eighth inning we couldn’t get an out there when we needed to. They’ve got a good club. They took an opportunity and they beat us. It was a tough one to swallow. Hopefully Huddy will go out tomorrow and give us a good outing and get back on the winning ways."

Elbow soreness sidelines O'Flaherty | braves.com: News
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that left-hander Eric O'Flaherty has a sore left elbow and was not available out of the bullpen during Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Yankees. O'Flaherty will likely be out a few more days. "He woke up [Monday] morning a little sore, and we backed off on him," Gonzalez said. "We might have to [wait] three or four more days. We're trying to stay away from him."

Mutual admiration between Chipper and Jeter | braves.com: News
When Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter struggled during the early days of his professional career, he kept himself focused by remembering that Chipper Jones had done the same a few years earlier. Approximately 20 years later, Jeter still has the utmost respect for the Braves' third baseman. "Chipper, what can you say? He's a Hall of Famer," Jeter said. "He's someone who is going to go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the game. He's been as good as anybody in baseball, especially since I got here to this level."

Beachy's elbow feels strong after session | braves.com: News
Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy said his right elbow felt fine after he threw a light bullpen session on Tuesday. Beachy was scheduled to start Wednesday's series finale against the Yankees, but the Braves announced on Monday that they plan to bump him back to Saturday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he's not worried about Beachy. "He had a little sore [elbow] going, and we didn't want to take a [chance]," Gonzalez said. "He's fine."

Medlen stretched out after latest start in Minors | braves.com: News
Tuesday, Medlen made his third start with Triple-A Gwinnett, and after throwing 97 pitches, he is stretched out. But whether Medlen will be inserted into the Braves' rotation remains to be seen. "He's done great," Gonzalez said of Medlen on Tuesday afternoon. "Hopefully, he goes out and throws lights-out, and we'll see what we can do. We can bring him back as a starter or put him back in the 'pen."

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