Jurrjens a non-starter for Yankees


A story this weekend suggesting a possible deal between the Yankees and Atlanta Braves that would ship Eduardo Nunez off for right-hander Jair Jurrjens caused a bit of a stir, but two team sources shot it out of the sky.

First was GM Brian Cashman texting me, "Don't waste your breath,'' when I asked about the deal, and then came another source, who insisted upon anonymity, and said, "Number one, we're not trading Nunez, and number two, there's concerns that Jurrjens has a serious knee injury.''

Jurrjens went 13-6 with a 2.96 ERA for the Braves in 2011 but went on the DL in August after experiencing pain in his surgically repaired right knee, operated on for a meniscus tear the previous October.