Originally written on Oriole Post  |  Last updated 10/29/14
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Last week, the Baltimore Orioles signed another pitcher; however, it was not a name that I even had on my radar. Then again, there were rumors about a few years ago concerning Jair Jurrjens donning the black and the orange. Back then, he was a young pitcher who looked to be on the cusp of greatness; however, injury, setbacks and struggles on the mound have lowered his value. That led to Jurrjens being non-tenured by the Atlanta Braves in the off-season. Now, the Orioles and Dan Duquette are looking to again take on a low-risk, high-reward type of player. From the Baltimore Sun: The former Atlanta Braves right-hander — who agreed to terms with the Orioles on a one-year deal this week — said he feels healthy for the first time in years. And he hopes to recapture the promise that made him one of the game’s top up-and-coming pitchers. -snip- Adding Jurrjens will give the Orioles more organizational depth. He can be sent to the minors this season, and the Orioles can ...
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