- Associated Press - Sunday, September 18, 2011

ATLANTA (AP) - Injured Braves starters Tommy Hanson and Jair Jurrjens are taking their next steps in hopes of returning to Atlanta’s rotation.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Hanson, who’s sidelined with right shoulder tendinitis, will pitch two or three innings _ a maximum of 35 pitches _ Monday in the Instructional League at Orlando.

Gonzalez said Jurrjens, out with a right knee strain, is scheduled to throw off a mound Monday in Miami before Atlanta plays the Florida Marlins.

Hanson has on the disabled list since Aug. 14. He is 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA in 22 starts.

Jurrjens, a first-time All-Star, is 13-6 with a 2.96 ERA in 23 starts, but has been out since Aug. 6. He missed 15 games in April with a right oblique strain.

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