March 3, 2015
Oakland Athletics starter Justin Duchscherer will miss the start of the season because of a setback in his rehabilitation from an elbow injury.
Duchscherer had to stop playing long toss on Saturday morning
because of persistent pain in his right elbow. He was given a
cortisone injection and he won't be able to touch a baseball until
at least Tuesday.
The two-time All-Star said he would not have enough time to
build up his pitch count to start the season in the A's rotation.
The A's considered putting Duchscherer in the bullpen to start
the year. Duchscherer said he wouldn't object to a temporary
He had surgery in the offseason to correct a hip problem.
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