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Braves send Jair Jurrjens to minors

Updated: April 24, 2012, 3:16 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling pitcher Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A Gwinnett after the 2011 All-Star lasted only three-plus innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jurrjens, who led the Braves with 13 wins last season despite two trips to the disabled list, is 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA in four starts. He retired only seven of the 17 batters he faced Monday night -- including opposing pitcher Chris Capuano on a sacrifice bunt -- and was charged with five runs on ...

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