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Jair Jurrjens to See Knee Specialist; Tommy Hanson Rehab Progresses

September 3rd, 2011 at 12:18 AM
By Cody Fields

Tommy Hanson, who has not pitched since August 6 in New York, threw in the outfield at Turner Field for about 10 minutes before the Atlanta Braves played the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.

Hanson was informed on Monday by Dr. James Andrews that the discomfort he has been experiencing in his throwing shoulder was from normal wear and tear after his third MRI in two months.

"The true test will be when I start throwing off a mound," Hanson said. "But it felt good. It feels better than the last time I started this. I think all the rehab and the other things I've done have helped."

Jair Jurrjens, on the other hand, will visit specialist Dr. Richard Steadman in Colorado on Saturday for his troublesome right knee.

The Braves righty had a miniscule ERA of 1.87 at the All-Star break but has since compiled a 5.88 ERA in only seven starts in the second half. He has said he does not trust the knee enough to drive off his back leg while pitching.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Jair Jurrjens, MLB, Tommy Hanson

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