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Red Sox “have expressed interest in” Justin Duchscherer

Nov 9, 2010, 12:45 PM EST

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Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox “have expressed interest in” free agent right-hander Justin Duchscherer, who missed all of 2009 and most of 2010 following hip and elbow surgeries.

Duchscherer was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the eighth round back in 1996 and was traded to the Rangers in 2001 for Doug Mirabelli.

When healthy he’s been a very effective pitcher for the A’s as both a starter and reliever, posting a 3.13 ERA in 455 career innings, but he’s logged more than 60 innings in a season just once in the past five years.

He’ll likely have to settle for an inventive-laden one-year contract at this point and Duchscherer does have a relationship with new Boston pitching coach Curt Young from their time together in Oakland, which along with the Red Sox’s recent tendency to pursue pitchers coming off injuries makes him a plausible target for Theo Epstein and company.

  1. bloodysock - Nov 9, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Theo’s 2011 reclaimation project.

  2. pisano - Nov 10, 2010 at 12:13 AM

    They have a pretty good staff , why do they always try to pick up broke down pitchers? they seem to make a habit of it .

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