Jair Jurrjens OK after hospitalization

Updated: July 5, 2014, 7:16 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Jair Jurrjens was breathing a little easier Saturday after the tightness in his chest turned out to be nothing more than a scare.

The newly acquired Colorado Rockies pitcher was taken to the hospital following his start Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers after struggling to catch his breath.

Jurrjens said X-rays and blood work revealed nothing out of the ordinary and his shortness of breath may simply be due to the altitude.

The 28-year-old described the incident as "super scary" and that "every time I wanted to take a deep breath, I wasn't able to. Just got tighter and tighter."

Jurrjens made his first big league start in a year against the Dodgers, lasting 4 2-3 innings and giving up eight runs.

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