Tigers Call Up Jurrjens, Swap Players With A’s

Righthander Jair Jurrjens will get the call-up from Double-A to start Wednesday night in Cleveland in his major league debut. He will oppose righthander Fausto Carmona.

The 21-year-old Jurrjens has showed good command for Erie with 94 strikeouts and 31 walks in 112 2/3 innings to go with his 3.20 ERA. He has pitched particularly well in his last five starts, posting a 2.16 ERA with 36 strikeouts and five walks in 33 1/3 innings. Jurrjens works in the low-90s with his fastball, but can crank it up as high as 97 mph.

The Tigers made another roster move, as Baseball America correspondent Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Tigers sent Triple-A infielder Jack Hannahan to the A’s for Triple-A outfielder Jason Perry. Neither Perry nor Hannahan are on either team’s 40-man roster.

Hannahan, 26, is hitting .295/.422/.476 for Toledo. Against righthanders, he is hitting .307/.443/.486, and away from pitcher-friendly Fifth Third Field, he is hitting .306/.416/.503.

Perry, who turns 27 Saturday, is hitting .268/.367/.521 for Sacramento. Most of his at-bats have come against righthanders, against whom he is hitting .288/.397/.585. Perry has also found greater success outside of a pitcher-friendly ballpark, hitting .310/.413/.595 on the road.