Orioles Sign Jair Jurrjens To $1.5 Million Deal

Jair JurrjensThe Baltimore Orioles have added another low-risk arm to their arsenal. Free agent righty Jair Jurrjens signed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the O’s. The news was first reported by CBS’s Jon Heyman.

Jurrjens was non-tendered by the Braves after a disappointing 2012 campaign, but is just a season removed from an All-Star appearance. I blogged about Jurrjens’ upside back in December.

Jair Jurrjens is a year removed from a season in which he won 13 games and pitched to a 2.96 ERA. He’s 26 years old, has a lifetime 1.92 K/BB, was an All-Star in 2011 and started 20+ games in four of his six seasons in the big leagues.

Heyman reports that Jurrjens could make up to $4 million with incentives. The Birds were interested in him last offseason, but a deal with Atlanta ended up falling through. The rumor mills were reporting that Adam Jones was a piece in that deal. Now the O’s have Jurrjens and they got to keep their face of the franchise.

But it’s a bad offseason though, right?

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

11 Comments

  1. JimmyDundalk

    January 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Yes it is a bad off season,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what happened to ‘buy the bats’ this organization said would happen when the arms developed,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,where are the bats so they can keep pace with the big boys ?  Just another poor off season , when there were plenty of fans ready to jump back on the train with one more playoff run the O’s screw it up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,where have I heard ‘hope and change ‘ before’………………..

  2. Top 25 Finalist

    January 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    The O’s newest JJ was available why?  Because the only team he ever pitched for, and for whom he won 44 games in his first four seasons, no longer required his services, right?  So an organization that knows a little bit about pitching, began losing interest even before he turned in to a pile of poo in 2012.  Good, young starting pitching, the so-called rarest commodity in all of baseball (dude is only what, 26?),  And yet ATL let this JJ simply walk away because his salary was going up?  And this is good news for Baltimore fans why?  His magical 2011 season was incredibly lucky based on Ron Shandler’s look at the numbers.  Not to mention he has a wee bit of an injury history.  But hey, he’s one of us now, he comes cheap  much like Dana Eveland, so it’s all good? 
     
    It says here the newest JJ doesn’t win 8 Games in 2013 in Baldermore…Am I wrong?

    • 9inchnails

      January 28, 2013 at 6:00 am

      @Top 25 Finalist
       I will put a Potbelly’s on thos e 8 wins :)

  3. JimmyDundalk

    January 26, 2013 at 9:41 am

    So , how do you pronounce this name ?  I bet it is ‘hair hur-hen’…………….

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    • JimmyDundalk

      January 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

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        • JimmyDundalk

          January 28, 2013 at 9:52 am

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    • 9inchnails

      January 28, 2013 at 6:00 am

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      • JimmyDundalk

        January 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

        @9inchnails  @Chow S Mystery man and spy are on vacation for a while,,,,,they will return at a theater near you………………………