A’s Duchscherer on tap for Minor League Start

Here’s a quick look at my story on the comeback of A’s pitcher Justin Duchscherer, which will be coming shortly on MLB.com and athletics.com:

– The future is now for A’s pitcher Justin Duchscherer with only a start in a
Minor League scrimmage on Tuesday standing between him and his debut in the
Cactus League five days later.

hasn’t pitched in the Major Leagues since 2008 because of various injuries.
Surgery on his right elbow cost him the entire ’09 season and he never made an
appearance in the Cactus League last spring because of the elbow injury.

who survived a bullpen session on Friday against hitters, was advised about his
schedule on Saturday by A’s pitching coach Curt Young.

has me lined up for four or five starts down here,” Duchscherer told MLB.com on
Saturday. “As long as I’m ready when the season starts that’s all I care about.
I should be ready to go.”

A’s open the season on April 5 at the Oakland Coliseum against the Mariners.

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