Duchscherer Hopes To Sign Extension With A’s

30 year-old righty Justin Duchscherer hadn’t started regularly since 2003.  He made the switch this year, and the result has been the best ERA in baseball (1.96) and an All-Star appearance.  Granted, that ERA isn’t sustainable (nor is a .227 BABIP or 5.7% HR per flyball rate).  Still, he’s having a fantastic year any way you slice it.

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Duchscherer hopes to sign a three-year extension to stay in Oakland.  That’d cover his last two arbitration years and one of free agency.  GM Billy Beane implied that he’d prefer to pursue a deal in the offseason, after Duchscherer completes a healthy season.  Over the last few years, he’s dealt with a biceps strain, hip surgery, and elbow tendinitis.


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