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Jair Jurrjens Has Strong Outing in Gwinnett

April 30th, 2012 at 9:19 PM
By Cody Fields

It will take more than one good game at Triple-A Gwinnett for Jair Jurrjens to be called back up to the Atlanta Braves, but he was strong over seven innings against Toledo on Sunday.

In 93 pitches, Jurrjens allowed four hits and one run over seven innings against Toledo in his first start since Atlanta demoted him last week. In his four starts in the majors this season, Jurrjens had put up a dismal 9.37 ERA in what seemed to be an extension of his struggles dating back to last year's All-Star break.

"He did some things good," Braves assistant general manager Bruce Manno said. "It's a process. But it's encouraging to see him go out and do well and work on some things. He's accepted it really well. That's a big part of it, when somebody embraces it and realizes that 'I've got to work at this and make some adjustments.'"

While Jurrjens' velocity has not been what it used to be since injuring his knee in 2010, the Braves' main focus is getting him to learn how to pitch the best he can with his current skill set.

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