WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 22: Jair Jurrjens #49 of the Atlanta Braves throws a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Jair Jurrjens left in the third inning of his second Triple-A rehab start due to dizziness, according to a tweet from the Braves.
Things aren't looking up for Jair Jurrjens. After an injury-riddled season, the Atlanta Braves pitcher left his second rehab start for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves in the third inning due to dizziness, according to a tweet from the team.
Jair Jurrjens left tonight's game at Norfolk in the 3rd inning after 43 pitches due to dizziness. He will be further evaluated.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 16, 2012
This is the second straight game that Jurrjens has left in the third inning. He was pulled after two innings in his first rehab start when he followed two scoreless innings by giving up a walk and back-to-back singles to start the third.
Jurrjens has been on the disabled list since the beginning of August with a strained groin. It's unclear how a groin strain would connect to dizziness, indicating that Jurrjens problems may be mounting.