Jair Jurrjens

<b>Age:</b> 27<br>
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<b>Throws:</b> Right<br>
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<b>2012 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000003" title="Atlanta Braves" href="/topic/sports/baseball/atlanta-braves-ORSPT000003.topic">Atlanta Braves</a> stats:</b> 3-4, 6.89 ERA in 48 1/3 innings over 11 games (10 starts)<br>
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<b>2013 spring stats:</b> 1-1, 4.61 ERA in 13 2/3 innings over five games (two starts)<br>
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<b>Why he'll be the fifth starter:</b> Because he has experience, and if several injuries occur, it would be nice to have someone who has done it before -- a former All Star -- in the mix.<br>
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<b>Why he won't be:</b> Due to contract haggling after his physical, he started late, and didn't really seize the opportunity until Friday's relief performance in which he threw five scoreless innings. He signed a minor league deal and can't opt out of it until June 15, so he can be assigned to Norfolk easily.<br>
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<b>Bottom line:</b> He'll get a chance to prove that he is healthy while pitching every fifth day in Norfolk.

( U.S. Presswire / March 5, 2013 )

Age: 27

Throws: Right

2012 Atlanta Braves stats: 3-4, 6.89 ERA in 48 1/3 innings over 11 games (10 starts)

2013 spring stats: 1-1, 4.61 ERA in 13 2/3 innings over five games (two starts)

Why he'll be the fifth starter: Because he has experience, and if several injuries occur, it would be nice to have someone who has done it before -- a former All Star -- in the mix.

Why he won't be: Due to contract haggling after his physical, he started late, and didn't really seize the opportunity until Friday's relief performance in which he threw five scoreless innings. He signed a minor league deal and can't opt out of it until June 15, so he can be assigned to Norfolk easily.

Bottom line: He'll get a chance to prove that he is healthy while pitching every fifth day in Norfolk.

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