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.