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Orioles DFA Jair Jurrjens to make room for Brian Roberts

Jun 30, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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Per the team’s official Twitter, the Orioles designated right-hander Jair Jurrjens for assignment to make room for second baseman Brian Roberts. Roberts had been sidelined since April 5 with a right hamstring injury. The last four years have been a struggle for Roberts, as he has appeared in just 118 games over the last four seasons, including just 20 between 2012-13.

The Orioles signed Jurrjens to a Minor League deal back in February and he spent a majority of the year with Triple-A Norfolk. In 84.1 innings, he posted a 4.06 ERA. In 7.1 innings at the Major League level, he contributed a 4.91 ERA.

  1. pipkin42 - Jun 30, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    And the Grand Jair Jurrjens Experiment finally comes to a predictable end.

    Wonder if he ends up back at Norfolk off the 40-man, or if someone takes a flier on him?

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      “I’m told Jair Jurrjens will stay in the organization, even though he was designated for assignment. Because the Orioles were under the 40-man roster maximum, Jurrjens was designated off the 25-man roster. He couldn’t be optioned because he was only up from the minors for one day, so that option will take place tomorrow. The Orioles did the same thing earlier this season with pitcher Alex Burnett. “

  2. Walk - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Jair was converted to a pitcher from the infield if I remember correctly. The mileage on his shoulder and elbow should not be too bad, I think he would be worth a minor league contract if someone is willing to help him. He is going to need work, but I cant help but remember him being reliable in Atlanta until the very end. He had knee problems in Atlanta that was the caused him problems there, and I remember watching him get worse and worse. He still had good movement in the end with Atlanta, but it was the movement that was hurting him. Instead of hitting the outer or inner third his pitches kept coming back to the middle. I kept thinking Baltimore was getting a guy that just needed to get healthy, guess I was wrong.

  3. REDSKINSFORLIFE - Jul 1, 2013 at 5:41 AM


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