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Report: Reds sign former All-Star starter Jair Jurrjens to minor league deal

Jair Jurrjens made two appearances for the Orioles last season. (G Fiume/Getty Images) Jair Jurrjens made two appearances for the Orioles last season. (G Fiume/Getty Images)

Starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens, who was an All-Star for the Atlanta Braves in 2011, signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

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.

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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.

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