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It's Official: KK to the Pen


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Kenshin Kawakami will be going to the bullpen when Jair Jurrjens is activated from the disabled list in time to start against the Nationals on Wednesday night. Braves manager Bobby Cox made this announcement after Monday night's win over the Nationals.

Jurrjens has been sidelined since April 29 with a strained left hamstring. While the Braves have told him he will not be 100 percent the remainder of this season, the 24-year-old right-hander said he realized improvement after each of the three Minor League rehab starts that he made this month.

The decision to move Kawakami to the bullpen wasn't too surprising. The Japanese right-hander, who is owed a little more than $10 million through the end of the 2011 season, went 1-9 with a 4.48 ERA in his 15 starts this year. His lone win came on Saturday, when he limited the Tigers to two hits and one run over seven innings.

While Kawakami has been victimized by a lack of run support, Kris Medlen gave the Braves reason to believe he was the better option to keep in the rotation. In the nine starts he has made since Jurrjens went on the disabled list, Medlen has gone 4-0 with a 3.40 ERA.

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No replies huh? I guess the article speaks for itself and has left everyone speechless...or simultaneously stricken with severe cases of carpal tunnel. :P

The decision to move Kawakami to the bullpen wasn't too surprising.

While Kawakami has been victimized by a lack of run support, Kris Medlen gave the Braves reason to believe he was the better option to keep in the rotation.

The article says it all........B)

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