NEW YORK — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jair Jurrjens, a veteran of eight major league seasons and an All-Star with Atlanta in 2011, was suspended for 80 games under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for Testosterone that did not originate in his body.
The 31-year-old right-hander is 4-3 with a 4.64 ERA in 10 starts and one relief appearances this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City. He has not appeared in a game since June 7.
A native of Curacao, Jurrjens is 53-38 with a 3.72 ERA for Detroit (2007), the Braves (2008-12), Baltimore (2013) and Colorado (2014). He spent 2015 at Cincinnati’s Triple-A farm team, pitched in Taiwan the following year and was part of the Netherlands’ roster for this year’s World Baseball Classic.
Jurrjens’ suspension, announced Thursday, was the 41st this year under the minor league drug program. There have been two under the big league program: Pittsburgh All-Star outfielder Starling Marte and Philadelphia pitcher Elniery Garcia.