Jurrijens to start for the Orioles Saturday, plus roster moves
The Baltimore Orioles are going through starting pitchers quickly. With the fifth stop being held by Freddy Garcia and Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez hurt the starting rotation needs arms. It looks like Jair Jurrijens will start for the Orioles Saturday according to this tweet by Ken Rosenthal.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 14, 2013
Jurrijens is has pitched well for the Norfolk Tides this season but had a bad start last night. Still he maybe the best option right now. Jake Arrieta has pitched better but has a minor injury.
The Orioles seem to be closer to pushing Kevin Gausman who has a 3.35 era for the Bowie Baysox. Gausman is the Orioles top pitching prospect and is an extremely talented pitcher.
Jurrijens has been a very successful major league pitcher in the past when he pitched for the Atlanta Braves, he was a former All-Star. Injuries have hurt Jurrijens more than anything but if he has decent stuff he can be successful again.
As expected Chen will go on the DL. Here are the two new Orioles according to this tweet from Dan Connolly.
Yamaico Navarro and Alex Burnett are the callups.
— Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) May 14, 2013
Burnett has been up with the Orioles this season. Navarro has not he is an infielder who will provide depth.