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Report: Jurrjens, O's agree to deal

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08:10 AM ET 01.25 | Free agent righty Jair Jurrjens may have landed on his feet, after all. [Jurrjens], who was not tendered by the Braves after a rough 2012 season, has agreed to a deal with the Orioles, CBSSports.com has learned. 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.

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January 25, 2013  08:27 AM ET

Nice pick up, still young.

January 25, 2013  08:57 AM ET

It's a good risk for the money. He's not been the same since that DL stint in 2011. Hopefully he heals, but I get the feeling the Braves know something since they didn't even try to keep a former All-Star pitcher.

January 25, 2013  09:31 AM ET

If he works out the money they save on getting a front line free agent pitcher is huge, and with that extra cash they can add a run producing DH.

January 25, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's a good risk for the money. He's not been the same since that DL stint in 2011. Hopefully he heals, but I get the feeling the Braves know something since they didn't even try to keep a former All-Star pitcher.

Yeah, the Braves don't give up on a viable pitcher very often. We'll see in a few weeks.

January 25, 2013  11:22 AM ET

bourn been a free agent, words the mariners/orioles/rangers/cubs/dodgers/are interested in the OF, from all this teams only the chicago cubs are the only team WHO shouldn't SURRENDER first draft pick, wonder why???

January 25, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nice pick up, still young.

still young but a injury-prone player already, where is the guarantee in this deal?? the player easely could be back at the DL mode,, should the orioles trade for Porcello as planed??

January 25, 2013  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's a good risk for the money. He's not been the same since that DL stint in 2011. Hopefully he heals, but I get the feeling the Braves know something since they didn't even try to keep a former All-Star pitcher.

the braves knew that jurrjerns its a injury-prone player if it was not the case why the braves refuse to sign him to a one year deal???DL time means alot to the braves though,,,

January 25, 2013  07:29 PM ET

just to be more protected at the backend of their rotation the orioles should sign JOE SANDERS,,,,,plus there aren't any injuries history!!

January 25, 2013  09:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's a good risk for the money. He's not been the same since that DL stint in 2011. Hopefully he heals, but I get the feeling the Braves know something since they didn't even try to keep a former All-Star pitcher.

Agreed. There's probably no franchise that has more experience developing and handling young pitchers than the Braves organization.

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January 25, 2013  10:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nice pick up, still young.

absolutely!

 
January 26, 2013  03:21 PM ET

Solid risk/reward pickup.

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