Athletics Re-Sign Justin Duchscherer

The A's re-signed righty Justin Duchscherer to a one-year deal today.  His contract has a base salary of $2MM, with another $3.5MM in incentives for games started and innings pitched.  The A's aren't allowed to offer Duchscherer arbitration if he's a Type A free agent, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX's Jerry Crasnick first reported the agreement on December 24th.  Duchscherer also drew interest from the Pirates, Red Sox, and Rockies, among other teams.

Duchscherer has spent nearly all of his major league career in Oakland, after the Rangers traded him to the Athletics in the spring of 2002. The 32-year-old proved dominant as both a starter and reliever, when healthy, posting a 2.82 ERA in 214 appearances for the A's.  Duchscherer missed the '09 season due to elbow surgery and depression, as explained by Crasnick in this article.

Tim Dierkes contributed to this post.

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