Braves place Jurrjens on DL
By Sports Network
The Atlanta Braves have placed pitcher Jair Jurrjens on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee strain.
The move is retroactive to August 2, a day after Jurrjens pitched against Washington. He allowed five runs in five innings and took the loss in the 5-3 setback.
Jurrjens has anchored the Braves' rotation this season, going 12-4 with a 2.63 earned run average. He carried a 1.87 ERA into the All-Star break but has struggled since, going 0-1 with a 6.26 ERA.
The Braves recalled Mike Minor from Triple-A Gwinnett to fill the roster spot and start in Jurrjens' place Sunday against the Mets.
Minor has made six starts for the Braves this year, going 1-2 with a 4.59 ERA.