Jurrjens Optioned to AAAPosted: April 24, 2012
Well, I was wrong. Late night news is, Jair Jurrjens has been optioned to AAA Gwinnett. The Braves will announce a corresponding move tomorrow.
According to beat writer Mark Bowman,
“After the game, Fredi said he was not going to make a crazy decision. Ten minutes later, the Braves made the announcement.”
Seems as if Fredi and the front office are not on the same page with this decision. In fact, opinions and ideas have been all over the map, while being send down seemed almost unimaginable. This situation continues to twist, turn and spiral out of control. It is rare to see a pitcher with so many innings under his belt be optioned down to the minors. It is sad to see Jurrjens struggle like this and hopefully he can get back on track in AAA.
While it is important not to overreact, I think this eliminates any possibility of Jurrjens being moved during the year and possibly being non-tendered at the end of the year. We will find out more news tomorrow.