by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Making his first start of the season Saturday against the Rays, Orioles pitcher Jair Jurrjens surrendered four earned runs on six hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out five.
Jurrjens, who took the place of the injured Wei-Yin Chen in the rotation, is slated to face the Blue Jays on the road Thursday in his next start.
Jair Jurrjens on mound for Orioles
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) The Orioles officially recalled Jair Jurrjens to start Saturday at Camden Yards against the Tampa Bay Rays.
In eight starts for Triple-A Norfolk this season, Jurrjens has registered a 4-1 record and 3.14 ERA while displaying improved command.
Report: Jair Jurrjens slated for Saturday
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Orioles pitcher Jair Jurrjensis expected to make his team debut Saturday against Tampa Bay, Fox Sports reports. Baltimore is in need of a starting pitcher with Wei-Yin Chen headed to the disabled list with an oblique injury and Jurrjens has enjoyed sound success in the minors.
In eight starts for Triple-A Norfolk this season, Jurrjens has registered a 4-1 record and 3.14 ERA while displaying improved command. The veteran right-hander has amassed 16 strikeouts and just two walks over his past three outings, completing at least seven innings in two games. Most importantly, he has also surrendered just two home runs over 51 2/3 total innings on the year.
Jair Jurrjens an interesting AL-only play
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/22/2013) Not much attention has been paid to him lately, but Jair Jurrjens has been pretty solid for Baltimore's Triple-A team in Norfolk. Jurrjens has made four starts, compiling a 3.00 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, striking out 13 batters.
Just on Norfolk alone, Jurrjens' stats aren't as good as Zach Britton's (1.98 ERA in three starts) and are barely better than Freddy Garcia's (3.57 ERA in three starts), but with Jake Arrieta getting demoted, the team needs a starter. And if the Orioles are geting tired of working in young arms with endless potential who fail to deliver, they may opt to pass on Britton, 25, for the 27-year-old Jurrjens instead. He's gone six innings or more three times this season and, for all the ups and downs of his career, still sports a 3.62 career ERA in the majors.
Jurrjens probably won't surpass the "serviceable" designation -- and there's no guarantee he gets the call ahead of the other arms -- but for an AL-only owner with a decimated staff, Jurrjens might be a sly pickup ahead of the team's announcement, as you can probably add him now for much less than you'd be able to if they announce him as the starter in a few days.
Jair Jurrjens solid in first start at Triple-A
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Orioles minor leaguer Jair Jurrjens made his first start for Triple-A Norfolk Saturday night, reports MASNSports.com. He held Durham to a hit in six scoreless innings.
But manager Buck Showalter said the "narrative wasn't as good as the line" and that Jurrjens wasn't as sharp as it sounds from the box score.
"It wasn't quite as effusive as I thought it was going to be," Showalter said.
Jurrjens would be a candidate to join the Orioles' rotation should anything happen to one of the team's starters.
Jair Jurrjens excellent in Triple-A start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens turned in a fantastic performance in a start for Triple-A Norfolk Saturday, allowing one hit and two walks in six scoreless innings while striking out seven, according to MASNsports.com.
Jurrjens, who threw 56 of 95 pitches for strikes Saturday, figures to see some work in the Orioles' rotation at some point this season. Saturday's outing was a good first step.
Jair Jurrjens getting ready for minors
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Orioles pitcher Jair Jurrjens, opening the season in the Triple-A Norfolk rotation, tossed five innings during a minor-league game Sunday, reports MASNSports.com.
Jurrjens had a poor third inning in which he gave up three runs and four hits with a walk but was otherwise in control. Jurrjens will pitch the second game of the season for Norfolk. The 27-year-old went 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA this spring over 14 2/3 innings. He could make his way up to Baltimore at some point during the season.
Jair Jurrjens dropped to minors
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) No longer in the running for a spot in the rotation, pitcher Jair Jurrjens was reassigned to the Orioles' minor-league camp on Saturday, the Baltimore Sun reports. Jurrjens turned in a 4.91 ERA in six games this spring and struggled with his command in his first three outings.
The right-hander still finished with more walks (seven) than strikeouts (six) over 14 2/3 innings.
Jair Jurrjens could pitch Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens, who is dealing with a rib contusion, could make an appearance in Saturday's spring training finale against the Mets. Jurrjens is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in six Grapefruit League appearances, including three starts.
He is expected to start the season at Triple-A Norfolk, according to the Baltimore Sun.
X-rays come back clean for Jair Jurrjens
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens, who left his spring start Wednesday with a rib contusion after getting hit with a comebacker, had X-rays Thursday morning, which were negative, according to MLB.com. He will rest Thursday and might pitch later this week. Jurrjens is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in six spring outings (three starts). Jurrjens is competing for a spot in the team's rotation.
Jair Jurrjens leaves start with rib contusion
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Orioles pitcher Jair Jurrjens was hit by a comebacker in his start Wednesday and left the game in the second inning with a rib contusion. Jurrjens allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk in his inning-plus of work before exiting. He will have a precautionary X-ray taken Thursday. Jurrjens has posted a 4.91 ERA in 14 2/3 innings this spring.
Jair Jurrjens likely ticketed for Triple-A
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Orioles starting candidate Jair Jurrjens is likely to begin the season in the rotation at Triple-A Norfolk, reports MLB.com Sunday.
"Jurrjens has come a long way with some of the strength stuff and whatever," manager Buck Showalter said following a side session by the hurler. "He seems to be…he’s got a little better base, he’s rotating on a little more. When he first got here his recovery was a challenge the next day. It’s not much of an issue now. A lot of the stuff they are doing has done good. There’s nobody in our camp that has his track record at 27 as far as wins and losses and stuff."
Jurrjens still has an outside chance of breaking camp with the Orioles but he'd have to overtake Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta and Steve Johnson. Jurrjens has the experience and the track record to make an early impact on the Baltimore pitching staff if he keeps throwing well.
Jair Jurrjens gives Orioles five solid innings
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013)Jair Jurrjens picked up his first win of the spring Friday against Tampa Bay. Jurrjens held the Rays scoreless for five innings with just two hits allowed and three strikeouts in relief of Steve Johnson. He now has a 4.61 spring ERA.
Jurrjens isn't expected to break camp with the Orioles -- Jake Arrieta looks like he'll win the fifth starter job -- but the Orioles will be able to keep him in the minors until his opt-out clause can be exercised on June 15. He'll have until then to convince the Orioles he's worth a major league spot.
Jair Jurrjens can't opt out until June 15
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) The opt-out clause in JairJurrjens' contract does not kick in until June 15, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports. The Orioles will have much of the first half of the season to evaluate the former Brave in the minor leagues. Jurrjens is not expected to break camp with Baltimore.
Jair Jurrjens with best spring outing
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Orioles rotation hopeful Jair Jurrjens was impressive in his appearance on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. Taking the mound beginning in the seventh inning in the Grapefruit League game, Jurrjens pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings.
Unfortunately, he had to get another out. After it appeared Jurrjens had struck out Brandon Boggs to end the game, a questionable call gave the hitter another opportunity. Boggs didn't miss the next pitch and homered off Jurrjens for the only run the pitcher would allow.
Jurrjens gave up just the one run on two hits and no walks over three frames. He struck out one and lowered his spring ERA to 7.27. He's had an up-and-down spring but claims to have more confidence now and it has shown in recent outings as he's been able to consistently reproduce his delivery.
Jurrjens appears to be a long shot to win the No. 5 spot in the rotation for Baltimore as Steve Johnson also shined on Sunday. Those two remain in competition with Zach Britton, Brian Matusz and Jake Arrieta.
Jurrjens struggling in spring
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens claimed he entered Tuesdays spring training tilt with the Blue Jays feeling more confident, but he struggled yet again over 2 2/3 innings of work. Jurrjens allowed three runs in his time on the mount, allowing five hits and two walks in that time. Despite the poor results, Jurrjens did say that he felt better than the last time out, thanks to some work on the side. The last bullpen I threw, I felt like I was beginning to get my rhythm back and my mechanics and all of the delivery was coming together, he told MLB.com. I felt good leading up to today and in the game. Jurrjens struck out a pair of batters, but saw his spring ERA rise to 9.53.
Jurrjens' spring ERA balloons
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/28/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens lasted only one inning during his second spring outing Thursday against the Twins. The day got off to a poor start for Jurrjens, who allowed a leadoff double. He then walked the bases loaded before Justin Morneau cleared the bases with a one-out double. Jurrjens would walk one more batter before retiring the side. Jurrjens was charged with three runs on two hits and three walks. His spring ERA ballooned from 4.50 to 12.00. My timing today was way off, Jurrjens said, per MLB.com. Yes, [its] a mechanics issue. I think having been in bad habits for a couple of years. I just got to figure out how to get the good habits back, the good timing. Get that feel back.
Jurrjens shows improved velocity
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013) Baltimore starting candidate Jair Jurrjens lasted two innings in his Orioles debut on Sunday in Grapefruit League action against the Blue Jays. Jurrjens retired the first five batters he faced before allowing a run on two hits and a walk. He threw 31 pitches and 19 went for strikes. His fastball was mostly clocked around 89-90, but he topped out at 93 mph, reports MASNSports.com. "It shows how hard I worked this offseason," Jurrjens said. "I think last year, I can count how many times I hit 93 in the whole season. For the first game in spring training, to go out and throw 93 the first game, for me it was a really big accomplishment."
Jurrjens throws first 'pen session
(2/17/2013) After officially signing with the Orioles earlier in the week, Jair Jurrjens threw his first bullpen session of the spring on Sunday. Jurrjens, who threw around 45 pitches, was limited to just 11 appearances (10 starts) in the majors last season and went 3-4 with a 6.89 ERA. "I'm still trying to get my windup, I feel like there's stuff I need to fix in it," Jurrjens said. "But I feel really good about what's coming out. And the main thing is, I'm pain free."
Jurrjens signs with O's
(2/15/2013) The Orioles officially signed pitcher Jair Jurrjens to a minor-league contract on Friday with an invitation to spring training. The two sides agreed to a deal in January but Baltimore had some concerns over his knee. "Jair Jurrjens has a good track record and is still young," executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette told MLB.com. "We hope he can regain the form which made him an All-Star in 2011."
Jurrjens' signing held up
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (2/6/2013) The Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have yet to finalize their one-year deal with starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens because of concerns the club has over his knee. A team source told the Sun that the Orioles were being thorough with Jurrjens' physical in order to ensure that they know what he will be capable of. The six-year veteran agreed to an incentive-laden contract with Baltimore last month. Jurrjens pitched just 48 1/3 innings for the Braves last season, posting a 6.89 ERA.
Jurrjens lands in Baltimore
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (1/24/2013) Starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens will make his comeback bid in Baltimore in 2012, according to CBSSports.com MLB Insider Jon Heyman. Jurrjens deal is worth $1.5 million in base salary, with incentives that could bring the deal to a total of $4 million. Jurrjens struggled through an injury-plagued final season with the Braves in 2012, tossing a 6.89 ERA before being shut down with a groin injury.
Jurrjens feeling good
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/14/2013) FOXSports.com reports free agent pitcher Jair Jurrjens, who finished the 2012 season on the disabled list with a groin injury, said he is throwing bullpens and is doing well physically.