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Jurrjens to miss two starts with DL stint

Posted on: April 3, 2011 12:56 pm

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Jair JurrjensAs expected, Atlanta starter Jair Jurrjens was put on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a strained right oblique. The move is retroactive to March 25, but the team doesn't expect him to start until April 16 against the Mets.

Mike Minor will make a spot start on Wednesday against the Brewers.

According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jurrjens threw a 10-minute bullpen on Sunday and is scheduled to throw a simulated game at Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday. His next step would be pitching five or six innings for Gwinnett on April 11, before coming back on April 16.

Jurrjens was scheduled to start Monday against the Brewers, but Brandon Beachy will start against Chris Narveson instead.

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