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Jair Jurrjens’ deal with the Orioles may be unraveling

Feb 8, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

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Jair Jurrjens‘ health has been a question mark for some time. It may be a big enough question mark that his deal with the Orioles could unravel. From Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun:

As for Jurrjens, it is becoming increasingly unclear whether the one-year deal between him and the Orioles will come to fruition. Vetting his physical has become a week-long process and it doesn’t seem like it’s heading in a positive direction.

The O’s are worried about his knee and his diminished velocity, which may have to do with his knee.  Anyone who saw him pitch for the Braves last year could see that he wasn’t right. He may still not be.

Jurrjens and the O’s have a tentative deal for one year, $1.5 million with incentives that could make worth as much as $4 million.

  1. uyf1950 - Feb 8, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Aside from the dollars which don’t appear to be that big of an issue to overcome, they should be able to work though that. I would think the roster spot he takes up is just as much of a concern as the dollars if not more so.

  2. historiophiliac - Feb 8, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    “Isn’t right” clearly means something different where Craig’s from than it does where I’m from.

  3. beachnbaseball - Feb 8, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    The Orioles wanted this guy over Saunders? Please. Now Saunders in with the Mariners and Jurrjens might be at the end of his career.

    • purnellmeagrejr - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      sounds like you’ve been shoppping at the cheap end of the lot.

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