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Tigers sign Jair Jurrjens to minor league deal

The 27-year old former All-Star heads to his second organization of the season.

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The Detroit Tigers have signed right-handed pitcher Jair Jurrjens to a minor league contract, according to an announcement from the team. The 27-year old will report to Triple-A Toledo.

After signing a minor league deal with the Orioles in February, Jurrjens began the year at Triple-A Norfolk before being called up in mid-May. In 7.1 innings in the majors this season, he allowed four earned runs on nine hits. With Norfolk, he posted a 6-6 record with a 4.18 ERA, 4.9 K/9, and 2.3 BB/9 in sixteen starts before being designated for assignment on July 12th. After clearing waivers, Jurrjens elected free agency and decided to return to the team that signed him as an amateur free agent in 2003.

In seven major league seasons with the Tigers (2007), Braves (2008-2012), and Orioles (2013), Jurrjens is 53-37 with a 3.63 ERA in 128 career appearances (126 starts). He heads back to the Tigers organization in hopes of breaking back into the major leagues and helping the team down the stretch.

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