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08:16 AM ET 04.07 | Jair Jurrjens is nearing a return. The Braves had a good report from Jurrjens' simulated game Wednesday at Triple-A Gwinnett, where he tested his strained right oblique with a 75-pitch workout consisting of four "innings" against Gwinnett hitters. The right-hander threw 75 pitches to 18 batters and allowed two hits, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts and a hit batsman. "He threw well, no problems," manager Fredi Gonzalez said of the report he got on Jurrjens. "He'll throw again on Monday at Gwinnett, and we'll see how he goes from there. He'll be lined up to [start] on the 16th if everything goes well." Jurrjens opened the season on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 25. He's set to make a Triple-A start Monday and rejoin Atlanta's rotation to start April 16 at home against the New York Mets.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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April 7, 2011  10:37 AM ET

Hurry back JJ. No more Mike Minor starts, please. He's not ready to pitch in the bigs.

April 7, 2011  12:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hurry back JJ. No more Mike Minor starts, please. He's not ready to pitch in the bigs.

damnm, that 1st inning last night was hard to watch. Minor is not ready...and now i know why they picked Beachy as the fifth starter.

April 7, 2011  01:00 PM ET

^^^^^^
see? it was so bad that i misspelled DAMN. :-)

April 7, 2011  07:47 PM ET

Braves playing better than expected... look forward to the Phils coming in and taking over.

 
April 7, 2011  10:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hurry back JJ. No more Mike Minor starts, please. He's not ready to pitch in the bigs.

He's a pork chop and always will be.

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