The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a couple of roster moves on April 17. One of them was the removal of Jair Jurrjens off the roster of the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
Jair Jurrjens got off a good start at the AAA OKC Dodgers. In two starts he clinched one win and a no-decision, posted a 1.50 ERA, a WHIP of 0.67 and kept his opponents limited to a batting average of only .182.
Likely two roster moves may have influenced the spot of Jurrjens on the roster of the Oklahoma City Dodgers. The Dodgers moved up RHP Joe Broussard from AA Tulsa Drillers to the OKC Dodgers and catcher Brant Whiting was activated from the 7-day disabled list. Broussard had an appearance last night, in which he pitched two frames, allowed three hits, walked one and fanned three.
The move to the Raptors roster means that Jurrjens will be sent on a kind of extended spring training until there is an open spot on the OKC Dodgers’ roster as the Ogden Raptors will start their Advanced rookie season on June 19 with a road game vs Orem Owlz.
His “demotion” is bitter since Jurrjens was performing well, but understandable. Jurrjens is 31 years old. In this way, he is not blocking a younger player’s development.