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Justin Duchscherer sidelined due to hip soreness

Feb 26, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

Justin Duchscherer

Discouraging news out of Orioles’ camp.

According to Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun, Justin Duchscherer is currently sidelined due to hip soreness.

“We’re going to give him 48 hours and see where he is,” said president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail.

Of course, Duchscherer is working his way back from season-ending surgery on his left hip and has already underwent two procedures on his right hip, so there’s plenty of cause for concern. The Orioles and Duchscherer agreed to a one-year contract earlier this month that includes $700,000 in guaranteed salary.

Duchscherer made plenty of sense for a team like the Orioles with such modest contract terms, but he’s already showing why he’s a poor bet to make it through a full season.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Feb 26, 2011 at 11:40 AM


    • uyf1950 - Feb 26, 2011 at 11:56 AM

      uh-oh better get Maaco. Duchscherer is in need of some body work.

      • yankeesfanlen - Feb 26, 2011 at 12:10 PM

        Hey podner…game starts in an hour, got to get ready for my first dose of John and Suzyn.

      • pisano - Feb 26, 2011 at 12:41 PM

        To uyf1950…My friend it does seem like the Yankees knew something about JD that some other teams didn’t.” All that glitters is not gold” Good more on their part.

      • uyf1950 - Feb 26, 2011 at 3:02 PM

        To yankeefanlen and pisano – you’re right it would seem like Cashman did know something that made him leery about signing Duchscherer. Right about now while it not the ideal choice, Garcia does look like he was the best available of not not a very good selection after Lee. Of course I am discounting the thief of MN (by way of NY). if you know who I mean. I have trouble even referring to him by name.

  2. paintan8 - Feb 26, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Good. Britton needs to be in the rotation anyway.

    • randomdigits - Feb 26, 2011 at 6:29 PM

      Britton won’t be in the rotation until June, no way the O’s give him a chance to be a super 2. Tillman and Van are both in line in front of Britton right now.

  3. apbaguy - Feb 26, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Too bad. Look at the Duke of Hurl’s stats and you realize he’s a better than average pitcher, when healthy. Problem is, “when healthy” comes less and less often these days.

  4. BC - Feb 26, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Hip surgery on any baseball player is never a good thing. Basically ended Mike Lowell’s career. Carlos Delgado as well.

  5. baseballisboring - Feb 26, 2011 at 5:42 PM


    But for real…he can be pretty damn good when he’s healthy. I always root for guys like him.

  6. randomdigits - Feb 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    On the bright side the O’s are only on the hook for 700K if he doesn’t make the team. Decent enough risk to take even with his injury history.

  7. phukyouk - Feb 26, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    His name is Peter Schmuck?

  8. Panda Claus - Feb 27, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Not totally unsurprising news. Maybe he’ll come back from this, maybe not. I’m not that worried since there seems to plenty of starting depth in camp. The guys in play to fill in aren’t household names, but still are serviceable guys.

    In response to yankeesfanlen, are John Sterling and Suzyn What’sHerName (Waldman?) possibly the worst baseball broadcasting team of all time? If not at the top, they have to be on the list.

    • yankeesfanlen - Feb 27, 2011 at 4:45 PM

      That’s what makes them so much fun, in a campy sort of way. As they drone into the 8th yesterday, they had an in-depth discussion of Farnsy being in Tampa Bay as a closer, although John, of course, did not realize it. Then a 3 minute conflab about the obvious-how terrible he is. A BESPECTACLED TOAD, as it be.

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