Jair Jurrjens To The New York Yankees? Brian Cashman Says No

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says the team in not interested in pursuing a trade for Atlanta Braves’ starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens, citing the pitcher’s history of knee injuries.

“Don’t waste your breath. Number one, we’re not trading [Eduardo] Nunez, and number two, there’s concerns that Jurrjens has a serious knee injury,” Cashman said.

Jurrjens went 13-6 last season with a 2.96 ERA, but missed the final month of the season after having trouble with his surgically repaired right knee. Jurrjens, 25, had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in October of 2010.

A story had floated to the surface that the Braves were offering Jurrjens to the Yankees in exchange for Nunez, who would play shortstop for Atlanta, and outfielder Nick Swisher.

Cashman has made no secret of his desire to improve New York’s starting pitching, thus giving the story legs when it was first reported. It seems, however, that the Yankees will look elsewhere for a quality starter to add to their rotation.

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