Jurrjens leaves Gwinnett rehab start with dizziness

Jair Jurrjens had to leave a start for Triple-A Gwinnett Wednesday night in Norfolk in the third inning with dizziness, the Braves announced. He will be re-evaluated.

Jurrjens was 43 pitches into the second start of his minor league rehabilitation assignment. He’s been on the disabled list since Aug. 1 with a strained groin muscle.

Jurrjens pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts Wednesday night before running into trouble in the third. He gave up a walk and back-to-back singles before leaving the game. He was ultimately charged with three earned runs in two plus innings.

Jurrjens had pitched six innings allowing two runs (one earned) in his previous outing Friday for Gwinnett.

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JC Boscan III

August 15th, 2012
9:10 pm

I hope it’s a minor thing. OK, now, as usual, let the insults of JJ begin from our “fans”……….

Ken Stallings

August 15th, 2012
9:18 pm

Heard it announced by the Braves announcers on TV as well. Cannot imagine what the cause is at this time.


August 15th, 2012
9:19 pm

excuse to get out of the game seeing that he was getting roughed up anyways and knows his future as a Atlanta Brave is over

B Rickey

August 15th, 2012
9:23 pm

my take is he is hurt and hiding it. he is in a contract year and doesn’t want an injury derailing a new deal.

Ken Stallings

August 15th, 2012
9:25 pm

Through seven complete, Maholm’s pitches are causing the Padres hitters to basically wear a groove to shortstop. He was not as sharp as in his last start, but that would be a lot to expect of him. Nevertheless, with about 106 pitches thrown he most likely exits the game with a 6-1 lead. Another quality start from the man!


August 15th, 2012
9:27 pm

I hope he has saved his money. This guy is toast.


August 15th, 2012
9:28 pm

Getting dizzy watching his baseball career going down the tubes.

Sly Boarders

August 15th, 2012
9:35 pm

So much promise, I feel for the guy. I hope he gets it worked out and can find work somewhere in the league.

Bruce Bochy

August 15th, 2012
9:35 pm

What? Melky has been doping? Why, I can’t believe it.

Zac in Tempe

August 15th, 2012
9:37 pm

I hope he was just dehydrated; this sort of thing can be real bad news.


August 15th, 2012
10:03 pm

I hope he’s ok.

lee maye

August 15th, 2012
10:15 pm

Hope JJ and Hanson pitch well so Wren can get something in return for them. Even a couple of minor leaguers would be better than nothing. The Braves can’t let either one of them go through arbitration or they will get about 7 mil for JJ and 5 for Hanson. Too much so they will probably both be released if something is not worked out in trade.


August 15th, 2012
10:23 pm

it’s called a HANGOVER

Coach (2012 Fredi's Beisbol Fandango)

August 15th, 2012
10:51 pm

Watching JJ pitch in Atlanta through last season, only to witness this inexplicable meltdown led me to the conclusion that something wasn’t right. Well, it’s not and I’m really more concerned about JJ’s health. Because he clearly isn’t.


August 15th, 2012
11:04 pm

Put a fork in JJ — another $5 million available to resign Bourn.


August 15th, 2012
11:14 pm

the guy is too young to have these problems.get the physcologist that helped Smoltz and let J.J. TALK IT OUT.


August 16th, 2012
2:01 am



August 16th, 2012
6:27 am

If he truly is having difficulties, I hope he is okay and that this was just dehydration or heat exhaustion.


August 16th, 2012
7:30 am

It’s good to hear mostly supportive stuff Braves Country. Nobody wants JJ anything but health & success.. Hopefully it’s just an fluke thing..It’s gotta be agonizing to go through what he is having to walk through..maybe Smoltzie can coach him up a bit he speaks of the ups & downs in his book..good insight.”Perseverance & determination alone are omnipotent.”


August 16th, 2012
9:23 am

Anyone figure out a way that we can get Mejia up here? Freeman has to stay at first.


August 16th, 2012
9:36 am

I was at the game last night and he was limping back to the dugout…didn’t see any signs of dizziness but of course I was drinking myself..LOL. Pray he is alright and get back to the mound as soon as possible. #GOBRAVES


August 16th, 2012
9:37 am

Tristan……….they took Gattis and moved him to the outfield….they should do the same thing with Mejia.

space monkey

August 16th, 2012
11:57 am

Bulldogbubba: Smoltz had 97mph heat, a wicked slider, and a devastating splitter. JJ has none of those tools. A psychiatrist won’t help very much. The guy is done. Hope he has a good life.

Homer the Brave

August 16th, 2012
1:15 pm

Jair Jurrjens = Mike Hampton

Zane Smith's Teeth

August 16th, 2012
1:26 pm

Probably dehydration. It is all tied up together. He is immature. He couldn’t be counted on to handle his rehabbing from the knee injury which would explain why the Braves were so ticked with him. He was probably supposed to be working on his strength all off-season and didn’t…against the advice from his club. It’s Summer in Georgia. High School athletes know they have to hydrate all day long in preparation for a game in the evening. Again…JJ is his own man.
The only other explanation is he was on the juice and now has to play clean.

Gotta say it -

August 16th, 2012
3:32 pm

Jair was counted on and delivered for 6 years in the Atlanta rotation. Considering most rednecks can’t recall yesterday and are too busy popping one Budweiser after the other while belching up negativity and ASSumption to be able to retain FACTUAL information. JJ WILL rebound. When I think about the stress these young men face on a day to day basis (not ONLY physically but MENTALLY) it blows me away. As for me – I say keep fighting 49! Surely to GOD some non-narcissists who KNOW their shi* like SMOLTZ or Leo Mazzzz will reach out to JJ. He is so young and too damn talented to be dealing with this slumpl alone.


August 16th, 2012
3:57 pm

i’m not sure what’s going on with JJ, but i think it’s reached the point that maybe the fans need an explanation, so that all this abuse he’s taking here–all this uninformed speculation–ends. right now, because of a lack of information, people seem to be thinking the worst. i like JJ. unless he does have some serious personal problems, maybe yall should set the record straight. wren should as well.


August 16th, 2012
4:11 pm

Are there any updates on JJ? I really hope he is okay. I also wish he could get back to being the pitcher we saw during the first half of last season.


August 16th, 2012
6:09 pm

JJ spent the night in the hospital – IV’s throughout the night and into late morning. He experienced big time dehydration. The frustrating part is that his first 3 innings ROCKED. Up until 2nd part of last season, JJ’s been awesome and so much fun to watch. The announcers talked about how “calm and mature” he was for his age. However, since spring training 2012, when JJ gets into a jam, you can literally seen the weight of stress and anxiety fall all over him. When he is on (like in Boston) his entire body language is different. I do know that when dealing with high stress. dehydration will worsen anxiety symptoms and further push both the mental and physical states way out of balance.and heighten the possibility of experiencing a panic attack or anxiety episode. There are things the general public does know – JJ is currently dealing with major stress – JJ is a TRUE baseball player – JJ is a good guy and he is loved by fans in Detroit , Atlanta and Curacao. His teammates are truly rooting for him….There is no doubt he will get through this, champion’s always do. Sending up prayers for 49!

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