Good news from Atlanta: Jair Jurrjens’ MRI results are back and there is no structural damage in his shoulder:
Jurrjens said that the Braves doctors didn’t give him a specific
timetable about when he could start pitching again. But he’s under the
impression that he could begin a throwing program within the next few
days and still be in line to be ready to make his first
scheduled regular season start.
a big relief,” Jurrjens said. “I wasn’t worried. But any time they
start talking about having to have an MRI, it’s not something you want
As a Braves fan who was doing everything he could to talk himself into Kris Medlen in the 2010 rotation, I share his relief.
Brewers top prospect Keston Hiura has been named the 2018 Arizona Fall League MVP, per an announcement on Saturday. He’s the first Brewers player to receive the distinction since the award was first handed out in 2002.
Hiura, 22, was selected in the first round of the 2017 draft and has remained at the top of the Brewers’ prospect rankings since then. The second baseman was promoted to Double-A for the first time in June and finished the season with an explosive .293/.357/.464 batting line, 13 home runs, and 15 stolen bases (in 26 chances) across 535 PA for High-A and Double-A. During his time in the AFL, he found even greater success after slashing .323/.371/.563 with five homers and a league-best 33 RBI in 96 at-bats.
Following the award announcements — Rockies corner infielder Tyler Nevin won the AFL batting title, while Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker was designated the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award winner — the Arizona Fall League Championship Game kicked off at 3 PM EST with Hiura batting second and playing second base for the Peoria Javelinas, whose roster is comprised of players from the Braves, Brewers, Padres, Mariners, and Rays.