By Ray Glier
Special to the AJC
Jair Jurrens got to the sixth inning of his third rehabilitation start Thursday night and felt settled and ready for his comeback. The Braves right-hander threw a change-up that got a bad swing from a Buffalo batter. He threw a slider that had some bite.
Best of all, after six innings, Jurrjens said he had some gas left. He has not pitched for the Braves since April 29 because of an injured left hamstring. Jurrjens feels ready to get back in the rotation, which is just what manager Bobby Cox has planned.
Cox said Friday that Jurrjens will start Wednesday against the Nationals. Kris Medlen, who took Jurrjens’ spot in the rotation, was listed as the probable starter.
“The best I felt was the last inning,” said Jurrjens, who will have a bullpen session Sunday to make sure all is right. “The first day [first rehabilitation start] I felt the soreness right after the game, the second one I didn’t feel anything. And today I feel good, too.”