Ex-A's Pitcher Duchscherer Finds Work In Baltimore

The A’s saw one of their former players sign elsewhere this weekend, as pitcher Justin Duchscherer signed a one-year major league contract this weekend with the Baltimore Orioles.

According to ESPN.com, the Orioles have given Duchscherer a guaranteed $700,000 with another $400,000 coming his way if he manages to make the 25-man roster. The deal according to ESPN’s report, however, could reach up to $4.5 million due to the fact that it’s filled with incentives.

Duchscherer, 33, went 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in five starts last season with Oakland. He battled with a hip-injury last season, but the Orioles are apparently optimistic that the “Duke” will return to the form that helped make him a two-time AL All-Star.

In his career, Duchscherer holds a 33-25 record, along with a 3.13 ERA in 454.2 innings. The A’s used him as a reliever/starter during his time in Oakland. He has had his share of injuries, and it’s yet to be seen if Duchscherer’s body can hold up for an entire season as a starter. He’ll enter Orioles camp with the intention of making the rotation.

Regardless, it’s nice to see that Duchscherer found some work this year, and hopefully he pitches well for the Orioles.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles Hip Injury Justin Duchscherer Oakland A's

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