MLB Trade Scenarios: 5 Teams Who Should Pounce on Jair Jurrjens

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MLB Trade Scenarios: 5 Teams Who Should Pounce on Jair Jurrjens
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Even though the Braves couldn't find a trade partner during the offseason, everyone knows that things have a tendency to heat up when spring training hits.

During the first half of the 2011 season, Jurrjens was all but unstoppable.  His 1.87 ERA and 12-3 record was near the top of the majors.  When he is healthy, Jurrjens proved he can be one of the best pitchers in the league.

But, is he healthy?

Jurrjens did not return to the mound after the knee injury he suffered during the month of August.  The Braves attempted to trade Jurrjens numerous times in recent months, but they could not prove that the right-hander was 100 percent healthy.

Danny Knobler of CBS Sports recently reported that if Jurrjens has a successful spring training, the Braves may attempt to trade him once again, and they may very well succeed. Jurrjens will be a free agent after the 2013 season, and the Braves may want to clear some space in their rotation for the young arms of Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado. 

Here are five teams that could make a run at Jurrjens in the coming months.

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