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Jair Jurrjens chooses free agency over Triple-A with Orioles

Jul 18, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jurrjens throws his warm up pitches before facing Toronto Blue Jays in first inning of their MLB baseball spring training game in Dunedin Reuters

Designated for assignment by the Orioles last week, Jair Jurrjens passed through waivers unclaimed and rejected an assignment to Triple-A.

That means the 27-year-old right-hander is a free agent again after settling for a minor-league contract on the open market this offseason.

Jurrjens was an All-Star in 2011, but that seems like decades ago considering how quickly his career has unraveled due to injuries and poor pitching since then. He made 16 starts at Triple-A for the Orioles, posting a 4.18 ERA and 52/24 K/BB ratio in 95 innings.

  1. redux23 - Jul 18, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    would not be surprised to see the giants pursue his services

  2. royalintx - Jul 18, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Kansas City here we come

  3. twpguy1964 - Jul 18, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Any pitcher that’s a free agent, and has half a brain would contact the phillies. if he’s willing to go into the bullpen, he’d be pitching in the next game

    • heyblueyoustink - Jul 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      Was thinking the same thing. if they can get him on a non guaranteed contract, he’s worth a look before the trade deadline.

    • biasedhomer - Jul 18, 2013 at 5:59 PM

      He’s not really a bullpen pitcher. Maybe as a longman, but other than that no.

  4. scoobies05 - Jul 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    i was really excited when the os picked him up. hoping he could find what he lost. sorry it didnt work out and good luck to you(as long as you go the the nl)

  5. JB (the original) - Jul 18, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Twins “Ace” for 2014….

  6. steelers88 - Jul 18, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    The Pirates could be interested.

  7. 13arod - Jul 18, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Angles can get him and release blantion

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      They wouldn’t release Blanton, but hey, might as well give him a shot. Nothing to lose really at this point.

  8. mrrodgershood - Jul 18, 2013 at 3:50 PM


  9. Minoring In Baseball - Jul 18, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Maybe back to the Tigers for bullpen help. You never know with, DD. They just re-signed Bondo!!!

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