One of Atlanta’s best pitchers is Jair Jurrjens and there are now concerns about his right shoulder. Brad Burgeson was a good pitcher in baseball betting last year for Baltimore but he has some early injury concerns.
Baseball bet stats had Jurrjens going 14-10 last season with a 2.60 ERA. His ERA was the third best in the National League last season. Jurrjens had an MRI on his right shoulder but Braves general manager Frank Wren said that Jurrjens could still be at spring training if the scan is fine. The Braves simply can’t afford to have anything happen to Jurrjens if they are to contend in the National League East. The Braves are hoping that Jurrjens just have tendinitis. Atlanta traded away Javier Vazquez in the baseball betting offseason and Tim Hudson is coming off Tommy John surgery so having a healthy Jurrjens is a must for the Braves. He is 30-21 with a 3.21 ERA in 72 career starts with the Braves as baseball bet stats indicate.
In other baseball bet injury news, Baltimore right-hander Brad Bergeson is going to be starting spring training a little slowly after he was injured while filming a promotional commercial for the team. He hurt his shoulder while he was filming a spot that is promoting the Orioles for the upcoming season. He is now going to be limited for the first 10 days or so of spring training. Bergesen was a pitcher to follow last season with a baseball bet until he got hurt on July 30th. He had not thrown since August when he threw for the commercial. "He just did too much, too soon," said Andy MacPhail, Baltimore president of baseball operations, "He's behind the rest of the pitchers at this point, but it's nothing we think is going to delay his regular season." The Orioles will definitely be more intelligent about filming their commercials. "We will make sure we have one of our medical personnel or baseball operations personnel present from now moving forward," MacPhail said.
Baseball bet stats had Bergesen going 7-5 with a 3.43 ERA in 19 starts last season. Those are really good baseball betting numbers considering the Orioles were not very good a year ago. Baltimore should be better this year in baseball betting but they need a healthy Bergesen. Baseball bet stats have him combining with Kevin Millwood to give the Orioles a solid one-two at the top of the rotation.