Jurrjens could return Wednesday

Updated: June 26, 2010, 1:26 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Right-hander Jair Jurrjens may return to the Atlanta Braves' rotation on Wednesday after making what is expected to be his final minor league rehab start in his return from a strained left hamstring.

Jurrjens gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings for Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday. He is back with his Atlanta teammates for a weekend home series against the Detroit Tigers.

Manager Bobby Cox says Jurrjens will throw a side session on Sunday. Cox says if Jurrjens has no setback, he'll start against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday. Kris Medlen is Atlanta's scheduled starter on Wednesday.

Jurrjens is 0-3 with a 6.38 ERA in five starts this season after posting a 27-20 record in his first two seasons with Atlanta.


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