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Jair Jurrjens to start

The Tigers will reach down to Erie for their Wednesday night starter. They’ve tabbed Jair Jurrjens to take on the Indians. Jurrjens has been on quite the roll allowing just 2 earned runs in his last 3 starts. He’s fanned 24 over that 23 inning span.

The safe roster move would have been to go with Virgil Vasquez. With Jurrjens coming up a spot will need to be cleared on the 40 man roster, but Kyle Sleeth could be let go without much hassle. The only other issue is that if the Tigers send Jurrjens back down to the minors, they will burn an option year.

Nonetheless I’m excited to see what Jurrjens can do.

Jurrjens to start Wednesday in Cleveland – Detroit Tigers Insider –

Posted by on August 13, 2007.

Categories: 2007 Season, Pitching, Roster Management

12 Responses

  1. I have heard a lot of good things about this kid. He is 21 years old or around that, and has some good pitches.

    All this young talent it is definitely a good time to be a Tigers fan.

    by Jojo Sun Devil on Aug 13, 2007 at 7:18 pm

  2. I’d be interested to see if they do send him down afterwards. Maybe he takes over Durbin’s spot in the rotation after Miller and/or Rogers comes back and Bazardo or Lopez go back to Toledo?

    by Mike R on Aug 13, 2007 at 7:26 pm

  3. I kinda wish they would have given Trahern a try, though Jurrjens is the hot hand. I just feel that Trahern’s groundball tendencies would have made him a better gamble for the start.

    I am excited to see Jurrjens pitch though. Hopefully he cacn surprise the Indians and come out and have a solid outing.

    by Mike G on Aug 13, 2007 at 7:52 pm

  4. That’s going to be a tough matchp for the Tigers- Carmona vs. Jurrjens.

    by Tbone on Aug 13, 2007 at 9:20 pm

  5. [...] Jair Jurrjens will be called up from Erie to start the second game of the Indians series for the Tigers.  It will be his first Major League start. [...]

    by Around the Bases: Tigers Cling to First Place « Detroit Sports Unleashed on Aug 14, 2007 at 12:44 am

  6. Anybody know what happened to Humberto Sanchez this year?

    by PHT in HK on Aug 14, 2007 at 4:42 am

  7. Sanchez was part of the package for Sheffield. He’s missed most of the season after surgery, I think.

    by Nate on Aug 14, 2007 at 6:45 am

  8. When exactly are the September callups? Can he just stay on the roster until then? If so, will we not need to use an option year?
    I’m going out on a limb here and will feel like a real dumbass if it’s September 1.

    by MSL on Aug 14, 2007 at 7:33 am

  9. It is Sept 1, so you’re correct that if the Tigers keep him up until then, they won’t burn the option year.

    by billfer on Aug 14, 2007 at 7:44 am

  10. one thing is very clear and that is we gotta make some changes in the pen. basically we gotta have a couple backup starters in there guys we can call on when the scheduled starter goes south.

    Is everyone ready for the 1st inning tonite? Bondo is starting.

    Maybe we should have Lopez start and send in Bondo in the top of the 4th?

    by Bill A \ Kal MI on Aug 14, 2007 at 10:15 am

  11. Jair is pitching like he’s been in the bigs for a long time.. He’s good!!!

    by Roald on Sep 27, 2007 at 1:57 pm

  12. JJ’s still learning to pitch but he gets the job done and I’m sure he’s soon gonna be a dominant starter.
    Curacao N.A

    by Jartel on Sep 27, 2007 at 2:01 pm

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