Braves send Jurrjens to disabled list

Braves send Jurrjens to disabled list

Braves send Jurrjens to disabled list
ATLANTA -- The Braves announced Wednesday they placed right-hander Jair Jurrjens on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Jurrjens developed the injury while pitching one inning in relief in the Braves' 7-1 victory against the Marlins on Tuesday.

Gonzalez said the injury is minor, and he expects Jurrjens to quickly recover.

"I think he should be OK in a week or so," Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said Jurrjens would require a rehab assignment in the Minor Leagues before returning from the DL.

Jurrjens is 3-4 with a 6.89 ERA this season, and his struggles forced the Braves to send him to Triple-A Gwinnett in late April. He was again removed from the rotation last week.

Newly acquired left-hander Paul Maholm replaces Jurrjens on the roster. Maholm was acquired from the Cubs late Monday night, and he arrived in Atlanta on Wednesday, necessitating the move.