Jurrjens to make first Triple-A start Sunday

Jair Jurrjens will make the first start of his Triple-A stint Sunday in Toledo at 2 p.m. He was originally projected to pitch Saturday, which would have been on regular rest, but by going Sunday it was an easier fit for the Gwinnett rotation.

The Braves have no timetable for Jurrjens’ return but are just hoping time in Triple-A will help him recapture his form, whether it’s by working on his mechanics, arm strength, leg strength or simply confidence. Jurrjens is 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA in four starts this season.

“Obviously something there is not right,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “Go down there and fix it and come back. You don’t think I want a guy who’s won 40-something games back here pitching for us?”

Jurrjens, 26, has won 47 games in four seasons for Atlanta and 50 overall including three wins in 2007 with Detroit.

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Matt

April 27th, 2012
8:14 pm

Hey Carroll
I had a question. How do I get in touch with Jim and Dale in the radio booth. Is there email address I can send questions to them. I listen on line from Raleigh Durham area.

count_schemula

April 27th, 2012
8:18 pm

@Jim_Powell on twitter.
@DaleMurphy3 on twitter.

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BravesfaninWis

April 27th, 2012
9:36 pm

What happened to MAC? I was going between the game and the draft and noticed Ross catching now. Hope he wasn’t injured.

Caseyatthebat

April 27th, 2012
9:58 pm

I think there’s a cameraman there tonight in love with Pittsburgh’s manager. I’m getting sick of seeing this guy’s face.

double

April 27th, 2012
10:48 pm

Errors & Excuse-none needed-Go Braves

Ryan

April 28th, 2012
12:19 pm

Has anyone seen comments from JJ himself since the demotion?

David O'Brien

April 28th, 2012
12:42 pm

Orange Brave f/k/a Billy Jack's BBQ

April 28th, 2012
4:10 pm

go JJ, headed to the Ted tonight.

why is chipper out? rest?

Samantha

April 30th, 2012
4:32 pm

Crawford

May 1st, 2012
10:35 am

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