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Before the Braves took the field in Washington for the 3rd game of the season, Manager Fredi Gonzalez announced that starting pitcher, right-hander Jair Jurrjens will be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right oblique muscle, according to The Associated Press and AJC.COM writer Carroll Rogers. The injury will be retroactive to March 25th, with the injury coming from his last start, a Spring Training game March 24th against the Toronto Blue Jays. They hope that he will have a few bullpen sessions and be able to pitch in the Home Opening Series at Turner Field against division rival Phillies. He is likely to miss two starts while on the DL.
With injuries plaguing the young right hander throughout his career, JJ missed a few months last season with knee and hamstring injuries.The Braves were hoping that he would have a healthy year, and desire taking precaution with this latest injury so this isn’t a continuing issue. For more info, check out the AJC.COM for all of the latest.
In his place, the Braves have called up left-hander Mike Minor from Triple-A Gwinnett. Minor, who debuted late in the 2010 season after key injuries to the rotation and bullpen occurred, went 3-2 with a 5.98 ERA.
Information used for this post from The Associated Press, ESPN.COM and AJC.COM