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Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:03:59 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) is up to 90 feet and is pain-free during his throwing program. SP Jair Jurrjens (thumb) is unlikely to make his next start for Triple-A Norfolk. SP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) had his "best stuff outing" for Norfolk Thursday, June 6, and he saw a slight uptick in his fastball velocity.
Fantasy Tip: The O's won't rush Chen or Wada back into the starting rotation anytime soon. But when they're ready and if Baltimore wants them in the starting rotation, Freddy Garcia and Kevin Gausman may be the most vulnerable to lose a spot.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:22:04 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Jair Jurrjens (thumb) left his start after 2 2/3 innings Sunday, June 2, with a right thumb injury. He's being listed as day-to-day, and the injury isn't serious. However, Jurrjens could miss his next start for Triple-A Norfolk.
Tue, 21 May 2013 12:53:16 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles activated SP Miguel Gonzalez (thumb) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 21, and optioned SP Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A Norfolk in a corresponding move.
Sat, 18 May 2013 11:05:14 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have transferred 2B Brian Roberts (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list, to make room on the 40-man roster for SP Jair Jurrjens.
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:11:43 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Jair Jurrjens will be recalled to start Saturday, May 18.
Fantasy Tip: This move was expected after Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) landed on the disabled list earlier this week. Injuries compounded Jurrjens' problems the last several seasons. He's healthy now but should remain valuable only in deep AL leagues initially.
Tue, 14 May 2013 20:15:11 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Jair Jurrjens is expected to be added to the roster Saturday, May 18, and he will start against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tue, 14 May 2013 13:00:37 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez (thumb) is hoping to pitch in a minor league rehab game later this week, but he has yet to throw a bullpen session.
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't sound good for Gonzalez returning to pitch for the Orioles this weekend, meaning it seems likely that both Steven Johnson and Jair Jurrjens will be asked to enter the team's starting rotation in the short term. Both Johnson and Jurrjens could be options for your AL-only pitching staff.
Tue, 14 May 2013 11:27:32 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles placed SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 14, and recalled RP Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk in a corresponding move. Chen's DL stint is retroactive to May 13.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear who the O's will choose to replace Chen in the rotation with between Jair Jurrjens and Steven Johnson. Both pitchers could be in the rotation if Miguel Gonzalez (thumb) needs more time to recover from a thumb blister, too. Stay tuned.
Mon, 13 May 2013 12:40:41 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) is expected to land on the disabled list with a strained oblique. The team thinks Chen could take longer than two weeks to heal from his injury.
Fantasy Tip: Jair Jurrjens and Steven Johnson could both be added to the rotation depending on the health situation with Miguel Gonzalez (thumb). Stay tuned here. If both Jurrjens and Johnson come up, Jurrjens should be your first target if you're scrounging for pitching in deep AL leagues.
Mon, 13 May 2013 12:18:10 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Jair Jurrjens could be called up from Triple-A Norfolk to join the rotation with SPs Miguel Gonzalez (thumb) and Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) injured. Jurrjens allowed five runs and seven hits while walking none and striking out six in seven innings for Norfolk Monday, May 13. Manager Buck Showalter is deciding between SPs Freddy Garcia and Jason Hammel for Wednesday, May 15, against the San Diego Padres. Chen could start Saturday, May 18, but SP Steven Johnson could be recalled if Chen needs to go on the disabled list. Jurrjens could opt out of his contract June 15.
Fantasy Tip: 2012 was an atrocious season for Jurrjens, and his injuries didn't help him at all. Baltimore may decide to opt for Jurrjens over Johnson if they need an extra starter because of Jurrjen's opt out date approaching. Jurrjens hasn't impressed in the minors, though, so don't expect much from him if he's recalled. He'll strictly be AL-only rotation fodder if you're desperate.