If there’s one guy the Tigers regret giving away in the short term, it’s Jair Jurrjens. He’s had a couple of solid seasons for the Braves and had he replicated his feats in a Tigers uniform, he could have been enough to help the Tigers make the playoffs last year. Even worse, we ultimately got nothing for him because Edgar Renteria came and went.
Now Jurrjens has some pain in his throwing shoulder and he’s going to have an MRI. He’s has some discomfort in the shoulder while throwing at the Braves spring training facility and the hope is that there’s no structural damage. He finished strong last year so you wonder if it’s just him getting back into his normal routine. This is probably a question for the experts but you wonder how many flukish injuries that you see in April and May actually have their roots in the first couple weeks of spring training.