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By Jon Weisman
Mattingly said the organization was satisfied that Beachy is physically ready to take this next step in his comeback, but waited to confirm that he was mentally ready. Through conversations, Mattingly said the team determined that Beachy “absolutely” was.
“We can’t do anything more to get him more ready for this first start,” Mattingly said of Beachy, who arrived in the clubhouse today.
Brandon Beachy on being ready to return to MLB: "Yeah, I think I'm ready to compete." #Dodgers
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 10, 2015
Among other things, this will be Beachy’s third career game at Dodger Stadium, where he has allowed two runs in 12 1/3 innings while striking out 13.
Beachy is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery. When he came back after the first operation, he allowed 10 runs in 10 innings over his first two starts, then two runs over 14 innings in his next two.