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Tigers sign Jair Jurrjens to minor league deal

Jul 24, 2013, 5:17 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

Released from Triple-A by the Orioles last week, Jair Jurrjens has agreed to another minor-league contract with the Tigers.

Detroit is an awfully tough rotation to crack, although with the way Jurrjens pitched before getting cut by Baltimore it won’t really matter. He had a 4.18 ERA and just 52 strikeouts in 95 innings at Triple-A while allowing 126 baserunners.

Jurrjens is still just 27 years old, but hasn’t been effective since mid-2011 and injuries have turned him into a shell of his former self.

  1. Detroit Michael - Jul 24, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    If he is assigned to Toledo, he can have a reunion with Jeremy Bonderman, another former Tiger. They were teammates back in 2007.

    • historiophiliac - Jul 24, 2013 at 7:19 PM

      Just so long as Inge isn’t included in that reunion…

  2. Minoring In Baseball - Jul 25, 2013 at 5:17 AM

    Wow…I called that one! Good deal for the Tigers. If they can work with him and get him healthy, he could be a positive for their team. He’ll be a starter in Toledo, but if he does well, I wouldn’t be surprised if he moved to the Detroit bullpen.

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