Jair Jurrjens still unlikely for playoffs despite “really good” bullpen session


Jair Jurrjens has already been ruled out for the remainder of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs because of ongoing knee problems, but the rehabbing right-hander threw a 50-pitch bullpen session yesterday.

Jurrjens said afterward that “it went really good,” but Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that he’s “questionable” at best for the NLCS if the Braves manage to make it that far without him.

Jurrjens has been wearing on a brace on his right knee, which he had surgically repaired last October. He pitched extremely well during the first half this year, going into the All-Star break with a 1.87 ERA, but posted a 5.88 ERA in 41 second-half innings and last started on August 30.