Jair Jurrjens come on down. You’re the next contestant in the Baltimore Orioles starting rotation.
Jurrjens will replace the injured Wei-Yin Chen and make his O’s debut on Saturday according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. He’ll become the Orioles’ tenth starter this season after pitching to a 3.14 ERA in eight starts with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides.
The 2011 All-Star was a free agent target I hoped the Orioles would take a look at this offseason. Dan Duquette signed him to a one-year, $1.5 million deal on January 24, but after reviewing medical information on his oft-injured right knee, the two sides agreed to a minor league deal with an opt-out set for June 15.
As MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko points out, the Orioles can transfer Brian Roberts to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Jurrjens on Saturday. The replaced Wei-Yin Chen’s spot with relief pitcher Alex Burnett.