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The Orioles sign Justin Duchscherer

Jan 31, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

Justin Duchscherer

Jerry Crasnick reports that the Orioles have signed Justin Duchscherer.  The Baltimore Sun says that the deal is for $700K guaranteed, a base salary of $1.1 million if he makes the roster and as much as $4.5 million if he makes 30 starts.

This sounds like a great deal for Baltimore.  If Duchscherer can stay healthy, he stands a decent shot of anchoring the O’s rotation.  If not? It’s not a ton of money and thus no tremendous loss.

A physical is still pending, and that’s no mere formality for Duchscherer. For his part, he told Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com last week that he is “pretty much 100 percent” heading into spring training this season.

  1. phukyouk - Jan 31, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    For all the money that the Yankees have thrown away over the last few yrs on terrible pitching and bench players they couldnt cough up 5 Mil for this guy? and of that 5 Mil 3,.5 of it is if he produces. SMDH

    • scapistron - Jan 31, 2011 at 12:05 PM

      That was my first thought too, “everyone point and laugh at the yankees front office.” Unless of course you are a fan like yourself, then a face palm is in order.

      Even if you only get 100 innings, it would be worth it.

  2. baseballstars - Jan 31, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    I guess he wasn’t old and washed up enough for Cashman’s liking :/

    • phukyouk - Jan 31, 2011 at 4:29 PM

      there is always Javy for the 3rd time if Colon doesnt work out.

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