Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/23/14
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For a brief period, Jair Jurrjens was one of the best pitchers in the game.  Unfortunately, he regressed, got injured, and was eventually demoted.  After the Atlanta Braves non-tendered him, Jurrjens became a free agent.  It wasn't clear how much interest he would attract, but yesterday the Baltimore Orioles signed the 26-year old righty. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Orioles have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million guaranteed.  The contract can be worth as much as $4 million with incentives.  The Orioles consider Jurrjens a low-risk signing with the potential for high reward. Last season, Jurrjens went 3-4 with a 6.89 ERA in 11 games for the Braves.  He started 10 of those games.  In his career, Jurrjens has 125 starts and a 3.62 ERA.  His breakout season came in 2011 when Jurrjens finished with a  13-6 record and a 2.96 ERA. Jurrjens suffered a groin injury last season that landed him on the disabled list.  He also had to leave a minor league start with dizziness.  The two issues were unrelated, but support the idea that injuries could have played a role in Jurrjens' horrible 2012 campaign. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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