Minor to start in place of an injured Jurrjens Sunday
Jair Jurrjens will have to wait a couple more weeks before attempting to halt the struggles he has experienced since the All-Star break. The Braves have placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee strain.
Mike Minor has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start in Jurrjens’ place Sunday afternoon against the Mets.
Jurrjens entered the All-Star break with a National League-best 1.87 ERA. The 25-year-old right-hander has posted a 6.26 ERA and allowed opponents to hit .281 against him in his four starts since the All-Star break.
Jurrjens missed the final two weeks of the 2010 season because of a torn meniscus in his right knee. He underwent arthroscopic surgery in October and had never previously indicated his knee has bothered him this year.