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Braves not calling up Jair Jurrjens from Triple-A

Sep 4, 2012, 5:20 PM EST

Jair Jurrjens AP

Jair Jurrjens has spent the past month “rehabbing” a groin injury at Triple-A, but it was always a rehab assignment/demotion and the Braves announced today that they won’t be calling him up at any point this month.

It’s been one hell of a fall for Jurrjens, who made the All-Star team last season and basically hasn’t been the same since, struggling with injuries and his performance.

He’s made 12 total starts at Triple-A this year with a 4.98 ERA and just 39 strikeouts in 72 innings while serving up 10 homers. And he was even worse in 10 starts for the Braves, posting a 6.89 ERA with nearly as many walks (18) as strikeouts (19) in 48 innings.

Jurrjens is being paid $5.5 million for that and remains under team control for next season via arbitration, but the Braves are all but guaranteed to cut him loose.

  1. realgone2 - Sep 4, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Jair will proceed to sign with the Royals or the Astros next year and be in the running for the Cy young Award.

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