Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Another Whitecap makes the bigs

Jair Jurrens 6/5/2005

Jair Jurrens pitches for the Whitecaps 6/5/2005

Man, this kid seems too young.

DETROIT - As they proved again Monday night, the Detroit Tigers still need better work from their starting rotation.

Maybe Jair Jurrjens can help.

The 21-year-old Jurrjens will become the 11th different starter the Tigers have used this year, when he makes his major-league debut Wednesday in Cleveland. Manager Jim Leyland announced Monday that Jurrjens will be called up from Double-A Erie, where he is 7-5 with a 3.20 ERA in 19 starts.

"He's been really throwing well," Leyland said. "They just said he's throwing great, using all his pitches. And he's done a pretty good job against left-handed hitters."

Good luck Jair.