The Braves placed Jair Jurrjens on the disabled list with a groin strain, freeing up room on the roster for newly-acquired Paul Maholm.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Jurrjens felt it during his one inning of relief on Tuesday night against the Marlins. The timing was fortuitous, considering Jurrjens might have been sent to the minor leagues otherwise. He was 0-2 in his past two starts after allowing 14 earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Now Gonzalez said Jurrjens will head to Triple-A Gwinnett before long on a minor league rehabilitation assignment.
“I think he should be OK in a week or so,” Gonzalez said. “We could have optioned him down or do whatever. But he had the groin thing so why even mess around with it.”