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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dodgers minor leaguer Jair Jurrjens suspended 80 games after testing positive for exogenous Testoste

Major League Baseball announced on Thursday evening that Dodgers minor league pitcher Jair Jurrjens has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for exogenous Testosterone.

Jurrjens, 31, signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers at the end of March after pitching for Team Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. At Triple-A Oklahoma City, the right-hander compiled a 4.64 ERA with a 44/18 K/BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 15, 2017 at 05:17 PM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 15, 2017 at 06:29 PM (#5477015)
One of the reasons I love baseball is because no matter how much I think about it each day, there's always a handful of players at any given time who I completely forgot even existed.
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: June 15, 2017 at 06:34 PM (#5477017)
Must've swapped the samples Jurrjens and Judge in the lab....
   3. Franco American Posted: June 15, 2017 at 06:44 PM (#5477027)
I still remember bit players on my favorite team from 40 years back, but even fairly well-regarded players elsewhere quickly slip into the memory hole. I thought Jurrjens was long gone, even tbough he's only 31.
   4. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: June 15, 2017 at 07:36 PM (#5477065)
Yeah, the part that surprised me was that he's only 31. That's hard to believe. I knew he was AFTER the great - and even good - Braves teams...but I didn't think he debuted in 2007....Geesh I'm old.

And "Dodger's minor-leaguer" kinda undersells this former All-Star just a bit.
   5. Greg K Posted: June 15, 2017 at 08:38 PM (#5477107)
One of the reasons I'll always be annoyed with The Trouble With the Curve is that someone in the film mentions Jair Jurrjens throwing a no-hitter. This has seared itself in my brain to the point that I keep forgetting that he hasn't actually thrown a no-hitter.
   6. Captain Supporter Posted: June 15, 2017 at 09:29 PM (#5477158)
Let me guess, it was a testing mistake, plus he had no idea he was taking an illegal substance, he was just taking nutritional substances given to him by his trainer in Curacao, and he was confused because he could not read the labels because English is not his first language. But his lawyer has written some weasel words, er I mean a very sincere sounding apology using highly nuanced Englaish that says he has done nothing wrong but he apologizes to his teammates and the fans anyway for any wrong he may have inadvertantly done.

And oh yeah, five posters will emerge to defend every one of those statements

   7. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: June 15, 2017 at 09:35 PM (#5477165)
Count me among those who would have thought Jurrjens was closer to 40 or whatever than 30.

I also didn't remember that he started out in the Tigers organization and only wound up in Atlanta via a trade for Edgar Renteria. That was a truly terrible trade by the Tigers.

Also didn't realize that Renteria was only 34 when he played his last MLB season or that he was only 19 when he debuted with the Marlins in 1996. Had he maintained any sort of normal aging curve, then he might have had a shot at a weak compiler case for the HOF.

So really this whole trip via Jurrjens' BBRef page has one useless piece of trivia after another.
   8. Franco American Posted: June 15, 2017 at 09:41 PM (#5477167)
Nobody cares about a washed up minor leaguer.
   9. Shock Posted: June 15, 2017 at 09:47 PM (#5477171)
I actually thought this must be the son of former big leaguer Jair Jurrjens.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 15, 2017 at 10:26 PM (#5477199)
I most remember Jair Jurrjens for the campaign a local sports talk guy had for the Royals to acquire him in exchange for Wil Myers. That would have been a groin-grabbingly awful trade.
   11. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: June 15, 2017 at 10:28 PM (#5477200)
Jurrjens is pretty much the model of someone you'd suspect of using, right? Guy who had it once upon a time, but then lost it due to injury, and is on the wrong side of 30 and barely good enough to be AAA roster fodder. He made $10 million in his career, but who knows how much of that is left. A guy in that position is likely to try anything, and I can't say for certain that I wouldn't as well.
   12. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 15, 2017 at 10:39 PM (#5477208)
But he never even hit a home run in the big leagues.
   13. bigglou115 is not an Illuminati agent Posted: June 15, 2017 at 11:29 PM (#5477227)
The thing I remember about Jurjjens, aside from begging the baseball gods that the Braves would trade him when he was putting up a sub 3 ERA with a 3.99 FIP, was that he basically just threw his pitches in three locations. His fastball, change, and slider all broke the perfect amount that if he started then dead center they found the corner, which is why he fell apart when he got hurt. Still doesn't explain his 6% HR/FB ratio but hey.
   14. Walt Davis Posted: June 16, 2017 at 12:23 AM (#5477237)
I most remember Jair Jurrjens for the campaign a local sports talk guy had for the Royals to acquire him in exchange for Wil Myers. That would have been a groin-grabbingly awful trade.

Not nearly as groin-grabbingly awful as the actual trade of Myers for -- wait for it -- James Shields and Wade Davis! Morons.

What do you mean it's not Dec 2012 anymore?

PS ... huh, current Cub Mike Montgomery was also in that trade.
   15. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: June 16, 2017 at 12:34 AM (#5477239)
If I'm remembering right, there was a lot of talk during the WBC that he was showcasing himself for a contract in MLB. I guess he really wanted to look good for the scouts.
   16. Cargo Cultist Posted: June 16, 2017 at 12:52 AM (#5477243)
#8 is correct, nobody cares about a washed up minor leaguer.
   17. Cooper Nielson Posted: June 16, 2017 at 02:40 AM (#5477259)
Not nearly as groin-grabbingly awful as the actual trade of Myers for -- wait for it -- James Shields and Wade Davis! Morons.

How about that time the Tigers got fleeced when they traded Doug Fister for some schmo named Robbie Ray?
   18. danup Posted: June 16, 2017 at 03:00 AM (#5477261)
How many players have successfully returned from Taiwan? (He had a 5.38 ERA in 90 innings for the Lamigo Monkeys last year—which is, according to CPBLStats, still good for an ERA+ of 111.)
   19. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: June 16, 2017 at 03:33 PM (#5477724)
Julio Teheran is having the career Jair Jurrjens was supposed to...
   20. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: June 16, 2017 at 05:30 PM (#5477850)
five posters will emerge to defend every one of those statements


How about one poster emerging to point out that no such statements have been made? The statement he actually put out said that he had a prescription for it before he signed, and didn't realize it would still be in his system. Feel free to bag on him for what he actually said. There certainly are all sorts of holes that can be poked in it.
But please get over yourself with the other BS.
   21. Captain Supporter Posted: June 16, 2017 at 05:45 PM (#5477872)
Apparently you have a hard time understanding the difference between a serious statement and a joking one. But I guess I have to point out I was that I was making a facetious prediction (I did say, "let me guess", after all) of what he might say based on the typical statements we have received from past steroid offenders. And lets just say that his actual statement had pretty much every one of the elements in my prediction (he didn't know, the drugs were given to him by someone else, his apology to his teammates and the fans for doing nothing wrong, etc).

I think the reason other posters did not emerge, is that, unlike you, they may have actually realized that I was being facetious.
   22. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: June 17, 2017 at 08:53 AM (#5478019)
Sorry, didn't seem facetious at all. Maybe because the same thing has been said in complete seriousness dozens of times, or maybe because it stops being funny after dozens of times.
   23. base ball chick Posted: June 17, 2017 at 10:58 AM (#5478029)
so jair was shooting up testosterone

this explains why he was hitting so many monster home runs
i guess that stuff really DOES help ballplayrs hit Home Runs

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