An MRI Saturday morning revealed what both Braves physicians and Brandon Beachy suspected – he has some inflammation in his surgically-repaired elbow but no structural damage and just needs some rest.

Beachy said he’d been experiencing some discomfort recently and just hoped it would improve before his originally-scheduled return Tuesday against the Mets. But he struggled to get comfortable in three innings of a minor league rehabilitation start on Thursday night with Triple-A Gwinnett.

“I’ve just got some inflammation,” Beachy said. “It’s been building up and just wasn’t going away like the other muscular stuff had and felt like I had some fluid in there….We’re just going to give it some rest and it’ll clear out. I’m not worried at all. It’s just unfortunate, the timing of it. I wish it would have happened three weeks ago instead of right now.”