MRI exam on Braves’ Jurrjens comes back clean

An MRI exam on the pitching shoulder of Braves righthander Jair Jurrjens revealed no structural damage, according to the team’s website.

Jurrjens merely is dealing with inflammation and tightness in the shoulder. He told the website that he could begin a throwing program in the next few days and still could be ready for the start of the regular season.

Jurrjens had experienced discomfort since reporting early to Braves camp last week.

The 24-year-old went 14-10 with a 2.60 ERA in 34 starts last season.

An MRI exam on the pitching shoulder of Braves righthander Jair Jurrjens revealed no structural damage, according to the team’s website.

Jurrjens merely is dealing with inflammation and tightness in the shoulder. He told the website that he could begin a throwing program in the next few days and still could be ready for the start of the regular season.

Jurrjens had experienced discomfort since reporting early to Braves camp last week.

The 24-year-old went 14-10 with a 2.60 ERA in 34 starts last season.

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