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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jair Jurrjens left his start on Wednesday after being hit by a line drive in the second inning.
Jurrjens signed a minor league deal with the Orioles this winter. He was already pegged from Triple-A Norfolk before the liner off the bat of Thomas Neal hit his lower back.
The Orioles are hoping that Jurrjens will provide depth to the back-end of their rotation later this season.
Jurrjens spent the last five seasons with the Atlanta Braves. In recent years he has struggled with a variety of injuries but when he has been healthy he has been a top of the line starter. During his tenure with the Braves the now 27-year-old Jurrjens pitched in 119 games and compiled a 3.58 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.
Originally the Orioles had agreed to a $1.5 million deal with Jurrjens which could have bumped up to $4 million with incentives. After his physical raised questions about his knee injury from 2012 the Orioles signed him to a minor league deal.
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens was hit by a line drive and left Wednesday night's game against the Yankees because of a bruised right rib.
In the second inning, New York's Thomas Neal lined a ball off Jurrjens and he fell to the mound. Jurrjens was replaced by Tommy Hunter, who finished the inning.
Jurrjens, a 2011 NL All-Star with Atlanta, signed a minor...
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Betemit said Tuesday that he's glad he won't need surgery.
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The move announced Thursday is retroactive to March 22, which allows Tillman to pitch in the Orioles' fifth game of the season on April 6 against Minnesota.
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Jason Hammel is set to start the Baltimore Orioles' opener at Tampa Bay.
Hammel, who threw five innings in a minor league game Wednesday, is scheduled to start against the Rays' David Price on Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
''We look it at as one of the five starters. He will be the first guy of the season,'' manager Buck Showalter said.
Hammel was 8-6...
Nick Markakis got a hit in his return to Baltimore's lineup while Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks exited early after being struck in the hand by a batted ball Tuesday in the Orioles' 9-4 win over Minnesota.
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Hendriks, still in the mix...
For the first time since 1997, the Baltimore Orioles are coming off a year that calls for an encore.
After a run of 14 straight losing seasons, the Orioles went 93-69 in 2012 and beat the then-defending AL champion Texas Rangers in the wild-card game. Baltimore then took the New York Yankees to the maximum five games before falling in the division series.
Now it's time for...