OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have found a familiar face to be one of their front-line starters next season: Justin Duchscherer.
The right-hander and two-time All-Star has agreed to terms on an incentive-laden one-year contract to return to the A's after he missed all the 2009 season.
The 32-year-old Duchscherer will receive a base salary of $1.75 million. The sides reached a preliminary agreement last week that was pending a physical to be finalized.
Duchscherer underwent arthroscopic right elbow surgery on March 31 and later was treated for clinical depression.
He has spent the last six of his seven major league seasons with Oakland, becoming a full-time starter for the first time in his career during 2008.