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Rockies purchase contract of RHP Jair Jurrjens

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 4, 2014 at 5:15 pm •  Published: July 4, 2014
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DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have promoted Jair Jurrjens from the minors, and the right-hander will make his first major league start in more than a year Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Rockies acquired the 28-year-old Jurrjens in a trade with Cincinnati on Wednesday. Jurrjens signed a minor league deal with the Reds on May 20 and made six starts for Triple-A Louisville, going 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA.

Jurrjens last pitched in the big leagues on June 29, 2013, when he was with Baltimore.

Colorado purchased Jurrjens' contract, optioned reliever Rob Scahill to Triple-A Colorado Springs and transferred righty Jhoulys Chacin (inflamed shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.

Jurrjens will be the 13th different starter the Rockies have used this season.