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Jair Jurrjens likely to hit disabled list

Posted on: April 2, 2011 2:12 pm

By Evan Brunell

Jurrjens“This is a list I really didn’t want to see this year,” Braves starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens said Saturday, referring to the disabled list.

Unfortunately for Jurrjens, who landed on the disabled list for 61 days last year thanks to a left hamstring strain, the right-hander is headed back to the DL with a cramp in his right side.

Jurrjens was slated to start Wednesday against the Brewers, but instead will line up to start as early as next Saturday against the Phillies. While there is an off-day on April 11 that would allow the Braves to push him back until April 16 at the latest, Jurrjens isn't interested in that.

“It would be really exciting to face [Philadelphia], especially having all the hype they have, especially at home too,” Jurrjens told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “That’s a game I don’t want to miss. I don’t care about Milwaukee; the Phillies I really don’t want to miss them.”

Jurrjens will first need to pitch in a minor-league game on Tuesday before he is cleared for major-league duty. He'll throw a second bullpen on Sunday before the team decides what to do. There is still a shot Jurrjens doesn't hit the disabled list, but that probability is low. Mike Minor is expected to be called up for the Wednesday start, although the lefty will head back to the minors after to make way for Jurrjens.

“Things happen, I understand that part," Jurrjens said after expressing frustration at going on the DL. "I understand they’re trying to be careful too. We don’t want to have this linger for the whole season and maybe let me lose more than a couple of days…I’m just ready to start showing people what you work for and you’re healthy again.”

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Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: April 2, 2011 3:32 pm

Jair Jurrjens likely to hit disabled list

jair jurrjens just got no luck. i was hoping along with alot of you guys that after hit injury filled year last year that he'd be able to put in a full season but i guess that was just wishfull thinking. i guess if you are a braves fan you should be somewhat happy in the fact that they being carefull not to rush him back to soon. but for us fantasy owner i'm sure most of us are getting a little sick of this from jair jurrjens he seems to be a bit to briddle for my taste. they just don't build them like they used to do they??

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: April 2, 2011 3:20 pm

Jair Jurrjens likely to hit disabled list

the season is so long..better don t risk JJ now...Braves have depth...

Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: April 2, 2011 3:01 pm

Jair Jurrjens likely to hit disabled list

sweet news, jair jurrjens is one of the biggest tools in the MLB

Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: April 2, 2011 2:44 pm

Jair Jurrjens likely to hit disabled list

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 2, 2011 2:40 pm

Jair Jurrjens likely to hit disabled list

Jurrgens had a really good year 2 years ago. Last year, he was hurt a lot, and this is not a good sign for this year. If this is going to be a consistent occurrence, he will not last very long in the Brave's rotation. With Beachy, Minor, and the other pitchers in their farm system, he will be dealt if this continues. Some team will be interested in taking him off our hands, if we deem it necessary. JJ is a good guy, but baseball is a business. With Lowe seeming to be reborn, the Braves are looking pretty good with their pitching. They may be looking for a ss or an outfielder, if things do not work out evenyually. Mclouth and Gonalez may not be the answers needed to won a title. Though the Braves were going to show case Beachy as a trading piece, it may be Jurrgens instead.

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