Rockies acquire Jair Jurrjens from Reds

Wednesday July 2nd, 2014

The Rockies traded for Reds pitcher Jair Jurrjens today, the team announced.

Jurrjens, 28, had been pitching for the Reds' Triple-A affiliate, the Louisville Bats. In six starts, he was 2-3 with an ERA of 4.46 and a K/BB ratio of about two to one. He has not played in a major league game since making two unremarkable appearances for the Orioles last season. 

Jurrjens was an All-Star in 2011 with Braves, finishing the season with a 2.96 ERA and 1.224 WHIP. 

In exchange for Jurrjens, Colorado sent first baseman Harold Riggins to Cincinnati. The 24-year-old Riggins was a seventh round draft choice by the Rockies in 2011 and was batting .263 for Double-A Tulsa this season.

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