A shock went through the Curaçao and Dutch baseball community as it was announced that Jair Jurrjens was suspended for PED use.
Major League Baseball’s commissioner announced on Thursday that LA Dodgers farmhand Jair Jurrjens was suspended 80 games for testing positive for exogenous testosterone.
So far this season Jurrjens, 31, has pitched in 11 games, including 10 starts for the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate, the Oklahoma City Dodgers. He has posted a 4-3 record with a 4.64 ERA in just over 54 innings of work.
After four good seasons with the Atlanta Braves, his career got into a free fall as he was hit by the injury bug several times. After he moved up and down from MLB to MiLB, Jurrjens pitched for the Uni-President-Seven Eleven Lions of the CPBL in Taiwan in 2016. Eventually, he was released due to injury issues.
His solid performance during the 2017 World Baseball Classic earned him a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who sent him to AAA Oklahoma City.
Jurrjens made the following statement: