Jair Jurrjens of the Atlanta Braves had to leave his start on Thursday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays with a rib cage injury. The right-hander experienced discomfort in his right side and was removed from the game after just one inning. The 25-year-old said that it was not the oblique and that he only left for precautionary reasons. On Friday he was still sore, but the Braves believe it is just a minor injury. He is listed as day-to-day. He received treatment, but was not scheduled to have an MRI.
Prior to the outing Jurrjens had an ERA of 3.60 in five appearances this spring. He is scheduled to start the exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday and to make his first regular season start on April 4 in Milwaukee against the Brewers. However his season debut can be pushed back to April 6 without placing him on the DL. However the team is going to wait a one or two more days before making a decision.