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Numbers ugly, Jair Jurrjens wants to let loose | braves.com: News
"I'm trying not to go crazy," Jurrjens said. "I've just got to keep working, and hopefully by the time the season starts, I'll be getting some results."
Spring struggles continue for Jurrjens (10.13 ERA) | Atlanta Braves
"I’m thinking too much right now on the mechanics, trying to get everything down and back where I was last year," he said. "Just trying to push off and make sure the leg is 100 percent, and I’m taking a little concentration off the hitters. I think I need to – this is my fourth start already and I’ve been OK, no pain – I need to start concentrating on the hitters again and stop worrying about my leg….
Braves like Medlen's value out of the 'pen | braves.com: News
"That's always been our plan because he sets up our bullpen very well," Braves general manager Frank Wren said. "He makes our bullpen much better because of his versatility and his ability to get lefties and righties out, better than most guys."
Backstop Bethancourt opening eyes with arm | braves.com: News
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who won four Gold Glove Awards during his catching days, was certainly impressed on Monday when he clocked Bethancourt's throw to second base at 1.75 seconds. The Braves actually clocked their prospect's throw at 1.84 seconds. Either way, the time puts Bethancourt in a special category. "The quickest I've seen is probably around 1.8," Braves general manager Frank Wren said. "I've heard of guys being in the 1.7 [range], and Bethancourt being one of those guys. Also, Pudge Rodriguez [is in that range]. But beyond that, I haven't seen that."