MIAMI -- When Jair Jurrjens endured a second consecutive rough outing against the Nationals on Sunday, there was reason to wonder if he would ever make another start for Atlanta. Time will tell whether this happens, but he will not make his next scheduled turn.
Courtesy of Thursday's off-day, the Braves will take advantage of a chance to skip Jurrjens during this weekend's series against the Phillies. Ben Sheets will pitch Friday night's opener. Mike Minor and Tim Hudson will be on regular rest when they start the final two games of the series.
Jurrjens has posted a 7.04 ERA in 10 starts this year and a 6.50 ERA in 17 starts since pitching in the 2011 All-Star Game. He experienced a two-month demotion to Triple-A Gwinnett earlier this year.