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Rockies call up Jair Jurrjens for his first start in 13 months

Jul 4, 2014, 2:30 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

When the Rockies acquired Jair Jurrjens from the Reds earlier this week it was seemingly just a Triple-A move, since Jurrjens hasn’t been effective in the majors since 2011 and wasn’t even much good in the minors this year.

Instead the Rockies announced that they’ll call him up to start tonight against the Dodgers in a matchup with Clayton Kershaw. Good luck, Jair!

Jurrjens made the All-Star team in 2011 as a 25-year-old, but he’s been an injured mess since then, including a 4.46 ERA and 27/13 K/BB ratio in 34 innings at Triple-A for the Reds before they swapped him to the Rockies.

  1. Caught Looking - Jul 4, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    If Capuano gets the call up, those should be some really high scoring games at Coors.

  2. chc4 - Jul 4, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    This will not go well.

  3. yahmule - Jul 4, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Rock bottom.

  4. yahmule - Jul 4, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Safe to say Jair wasn’t quite prepared for the speed of the Major League game after his time away. He was literally two steps off first base when Kershaw caught him leaning and picked him off in the third inning to destroy a potential Rockies rally.

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