Jurrjens to start vs. Yankees on Thursday

Lakeland, Fla. – In a span of 11 days, Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens will go from long-tossing in the outfield to starting against the New York Yankees.

The right-hander has made steady and recently rapid progress in returning from shoulder inflammation that kept him off the mound for the first two weeks of spring training.

Jurrjens will throw batting practice at Champion Stadium on Tuesday afternoon before the Braves’ night game against Philadelphia, then get his first game action of spring with a start against the defending World Series champions two days later in Tampa.

Reliever Scott Proctor is also scheduled to throw batting practice on the main field at Champion Stadium on Tuesday. The veteran setup man is at least one month ahead of schedule in his recovery from ligament-transplant elbow surgery.

Proctor could be ready to come off the disabled list in April, barring setbacks.

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BosnianBaller

March 8th, 2010
5:47 pm

Any video of that Heyward homer anywhere?

VP

March 8th, 2010
9:31 pm

The AJC should really send me down there with a Handycam, i can do the video work for them cheaply.

matt r

March 8th, 2010
10:38 pm

DOB, hope you don’t get stuck in this seat: http://bit.ly/dm2s8P

Castrologist

March 8th, 2010
11:52 pm

JJ with a little run support last year could have been right there for the Cy Young. Here’s hoping he goes out and dominates this year. I would have named him the #1 starter but with his injury I understand why Bobby pushed him back.

Blindog

March 9th, 2010
9:50 am

I am so ready for some baseball!!

Canedawg

March 9th, 2010
12:00 pm

Again – can we keep Halle Berry away from this guy…

Nathan Mayer

March 9th, 2010
2:28 pm

My favorite pitcher

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