Jurrjens could enter the season as the team’s No. 1 starter after going 14-10 with a 2.60 ERA last year, the third-best ERA in the NL.
Braves general manager Frank Wren says Jurrjens reported early to the team’s spring training facility in Kissimmee, Fla. Soreness in the shoulder led to the decision for Jurrjens to have the MRI in Atlanta.
Wren says the scan is precautionary and Jurrjens could return to Florida after the exam “if everything is OK.”
Jurrjens set a career high with 215 innings last year.