Jurrjens has been beset by injuries the last two seasons — a groin injury that limited him to 11 appearances (10 starts) and a 6.89 ERA for Atlanta in 2012, and a knee injury that held him to only two appearances (one start) for the Orioles last year. He had surgery on the knee in October.
CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that Jurrjens, still only 28, was back throwing 90 mph, a speed he hadn't hit while battling the injuries.
Jurrjens is 53-37 with a 3.63 ERA in seven big-league seasons, including 14-10 with a 2.60 ERA in a league-high 34 starts for the Braves in 2009.
The Cincinnati #Reds signed pitcher Jair Jurrjens to a minor league contract for potential help — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) May 20, 2014