ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 30: PItcher Jair Jurrjens #49 of the Atlanta Braves throws a pitch during the game against the Washington Nationals during the game at Turner Field on August 30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports are reporting that the Atlanta Braves and Baltimore Orioles are discussing a possible deal involving Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado. It is noted that it is unlikely that Baltimore would acquire both, just that they are discussing the possibility of getting one or the other.
The move that would make sense for Baltimore would be Jurrjens, who is a 25 year old stud pitcher, something the Orioles have been lacking. He is under contract for two more seasons, but the question is if the Orioles, despite having a strong need, have enough chips they are able to part with compared to other teams who may have interest.
Prado could be a good second baseman in Baltimore with the uncertainty surrounding the health of Brian Roberts in the past couple of years.
Stay tuned to MLB Daily Dish as this story develops more, from the Orioles and Braves perspectives around Major League Baseball.