Rockies purchase contract of RHP Jair Jurrjens
JUL 04, 2014 6:15p ET
DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have promoted Jair Jurrjens from the minors, and the right-hander will make his first major league start in more than a year Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Rockies acquired the 28-year-old Jurrjens in a trade with Cincinnati on Wednesday. Jurrjens signed a minor league deal with the Reds on May 20 and made six starts for Triple-A Louisville, going 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA.
Jurrjens last pitched in the big leagues on June 29, 2013, when he was with Baltimore.
Colorado purchased Jurrjens' contract, optioned reliever Rob Scahill to Triple-A Colorado Springs and transferred righty Jhoulys Chacin (inflamed shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.
Jurrjens will be the 13th different starter the Rockies have used this season.