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.