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Braves' Jurrjens to Have MRI


Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens has a sore right shoulder and will travel to Atlanta later this week for an MRI exam, which team officials hope will rule out significant injury to one of the key members of the club's rotation.

Two persons familiar with the situation said Jurrjens had lingering soreness in the shoulder after arriving early at the Braves spring training headquarters in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The young standout arrived in camp a week before pitchers and catchers are due to report Friday.

Hopefully this is just the usual early spring injury scare that's really just a bit of fatigue and "muscle shock" (?). The article also mentions this:

He has had some issue with shoulder weakness in the past, but not since he began an offseason strengthening program. Jurrjens now undergoes specialized shoulder workouts early in the offseason in Tampa before returning home to Curacao.

Let's hope the MRI puts our fears to rest and this injury can be overcome with patience and rehab.

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