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Brandon Beachy is the biggest of the Braves' injuries.
Injuries and age are hurting the Braves this season. The club has dealt with a bunch of significant injuries to key players, and this doesn't even get into the fact that Chipper Jones gets extra rest due to his age. The number of injured key players could really cost the Braves with the new playoff format.
The injury list starts with pitcher Brandon Beachy, who was forced to undergo Tommy John Surgery. Beachy had been the Braves' best pitcher for the first half of the season, and his absence has severely hindered the starting rotation.
The pitching staff also suffered another injury recently, as Ben Sheets was forced to go on the disabled list. Sheets has been a great story for the Braves, pitching much better than anyone could have expected after a long layoff from the game. This doesn't even get into injuries Tim Hudson and Jonny Venters suffered earlier in the season.
The biggest injury on offense is the one sustained by rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Simmons had been among the best defenders in the game, but was also hitting surprisingly well. His replacement, Paul Janish, is defending nearly as well, but isn't any kind of threat with the bat.
Chipper Jones has missed time with various injuries throughout the season, and that includes a trip to the disabled list with a leg bruise earlier in the year. Of course, this is in addition to his extra rest.
Brian McCann's shoulder will not improve during the season unless it is for a short time due to medical treatments, such as cortisone shots. Missing games is likely something that will happen at some point, even if it is just an extra game or two per week. This will only make the Braves' offense less potent.