Jurrjens agrees to deal with Orioles
Jair Jurrjens get a major-league deal heavy in incentives with Baltimore.
Jurrjens will receive a $1.5 million base salary on a major-league deal and can bring his total to $4 million with incentives.
Orioles GM Dan Duquette did a superb job finding pitching gems last winter, and this is another low-risk move. Jurrjens went 3-4 with a 6.89 ERA with Atlanta and spent much of the year in the minors.
But he's only 26, and he's only a year removed from making the All-Star team. Jurrjens was 13-6 with a 2.96 ERA in 2011.
The Orioles talked about trading for Jurrjens a year ago, but comes a better price now.