Tigers place Jurrjens on DL, recall Miner

Updated: August 26, 2007, 5:33 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Tigers placed rookie pitcher Jair Jurrjens on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, hours after he left a start against the New York Yankees because of soreness in his right shoulder.

The club recalled right-hander Zach Miner from Triple-A Toledo. He was sent down Friday to make room for lefty Andrew Miller, who returned from the disabled list.

The right-handed Jurrjens (1-1) faced six batters in 1 1/3 innings Sunday and left after giving up Jason Giambi's solo homer in the second. The first Curacao native to pitch in the majors, Jurrjens was making his third career start.

Four relievers came on to help the Tigers hold on to a 5-4 victory over the Yankees.

Jurrjens had a 3.60 ERA in three starts.

Miner is 2-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 24 appearances this season.


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