Orioles’ Jurrjens leaves with bruised right rib
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens was hit by a
line drive and left Wednesday night’s game against the Yankees
because of a bruised right rib.
In the second inning, New York’s Thomas Neal lined a ball off
Jurrjens and he fell to the mound. Jurrjens was replaced by Tommy
Hunter, who finished the inning.
Jurrjens, a 2011 NL All-Star with Atlanta, signed a minor league
contract with Baltimore last month. The right-hander was one of the
early contenders for the Orioles’ No. 5 starting spot, but had
fallen behind Jake Arrieta and Brian Matusz.