Jurrjens is set to pitch in front of officials from the Royals camp Monday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. The right-hander last appeared in the major leagues in 2014 with the Rockies, but he spent 2016 out of baseball. Jurrjens hasn't sported an ERA below south of 4.00 since 2011 with the Braves, so it's a long-shot that he'll make much of a fantasy impact in 2017 even if he does land a contract agreement.
The Rockies optioned three players and reassigned nine other to their minor league camp on Sunday. Optioned to the minors were RHP Chad Bettis, who is converting from relief to a starting pitcher. He didn't allow a run in five spring innings. "He's in a good place," manager Walt Weiss said, per the Denver Post. "There's some clarity in his role and what he needs to do. It was a positive camp for him." First baseman Ben Paulsen, who had a .108 spring average. "He hasn't had a great spring," Weiss said. "But that doesn't diminish what I think of the guy." LHP Chris Rusin, who had a 6.43 spring ERA. Reassigned to minor league camp were: LHP Kraig Sitton, LHP Aaron Laffey, LHP John Lannan, RHP Jair Jurrjens, RHP Brett Marshall, catcher Audry Perez, infielders Trevor Story and Omar Quintanilla, and outfielder Roger Bernadina.
The Rockies have signed pitcher Jair Jurrjens to a minor-league contract, according to mlb.com. Jurrjens appeared in two games in 2014 for the Rockies, posting an 0-1 record with a 10.61 ERA.
Pitcher Jair Jurrjens has opted to become a free agent. He surrendered 11 earned runs in 9 1/3 innings in two starts with the Rockies in 2014.
The Rockies have sent pitcher Jair Jurrjens outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs, MiLB.com reports. Jurrjens was designated for assignment Monday after going 0-1 with a 10.61 ERA and 9:3 K:BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings with the Rockies over two starts. He is 2-4 with a 4.02 ERA over 40 1/3 minor-league innings.