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2011 MLB Hot Stove: Colorado Rockies Pursuing RHP Jair Jurrjens

The latest word from CBS Sports writer Jon Heyman is the Colorado Rockies are among four teams pursuing Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens:

#redsox are not in on jurrjens. players for jair include orioles, blue jays, rockies and tigers 3 hours ago via Mobile Web · powered by @socialditto


Jurrjens is coming off a his second sub-3.00 ERA season, pitching 152 innings of 2.96 ERA ball. The Scott Boras client turns 26 in January and will be eligible for arbitration after earning $3.25 million in 2011.

He has also has a fairly lengthy injury history, missing time on four different occasions in 2011 for three knee issues and one oblique strain. He also missed about 70 games in 2010 with similar leg issues, limiting him to just 20 starts.

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