Rockies Designate Jair Jurrjens For Assignment

The Rockies have designated right-hander Jair Jurrjens for assignment, reports Troy Renck of the Denver Post (on Twitter). The move was necessitated by the promotion of first baseman Ben Paulsen, whose contract was selected today. Paulsen will replace Justin Morneau, who has been placed on the 15-day DL with a neck strain.

Jurrjens made a pair of spot starts for Colorado after being acquired from the Reds, but the former All-Star’s results were less than favorable. Jurrjens allowed 11 earned runs in 9 1/3 innings, though he did so with nine strikeouts against just three walks. In 40 1/3 innings at Triple-A this season, the 28-year-old has a 4.02 ERA with 6.2 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9.

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3 Comments on "Rockies Designate Jair Jurrjens For Assignment"

1 year 1 month ago

Hey hey … Morneau going on DL puts the Rox one step closer to the record. I believe there are only a half dozen or so of their original 25 who have not been on the DL this season.

1 year 1 month ago

How the mighty have fallen…

Zack Kirton
1 year 1 month ago

I’m thinking the braves need to sign him back on a 2 yr deal low cost minor league deal he’s never been the same since he left #bravesnation