Brandon Beachy's injury has provided at least one more opportunity for Jair Jurrjens. Atlanta will call up Jurrjens on Thursday and he will start in place of Beachy Friday night at Fenway Park when the Braves open a three-game set with the Boston Red Sox.
#Braves are going to start Jurrjens on Friday in Boston in place of Beachy. Will join club on Thursday. Probably throw 2-3 IP for GWI before— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) June 17, 2012
Atlanta placed Beachy on the disabled list on Sunday and called up Todd Redmond to provide some depth in the bullpen in the meantime. It appears that Kris Medlen will remain in the bullpen despite being sent down to Gwinnett for two weeks to be stretched out as a starter.
Jurrjens hasn't exactly dominated at the Triple-A level and has been anything but consistent. In nine appearances with Gwinnett Jurrjens is 3-4 with a 5.27 ERA. He was 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA in four starts for the Braves before his demotion.
Jurrjens also gets the nod ahead of top prospect Julio Teheran who made a spot start in place of Tim Hudson for the Braves last week.