Quick Hits: Duchscherer, Ohlendorf, Tolleson

Links for Friday…

  • Justin Duchscherer threw 50-55 pitches in front of two teams today, including the Orioles according to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun. Duchscherer has invited every team except the Athletics to a public workout next Tuesday. Connolly says it's possible he'll sign before then. (Twitter links)
  • "Both sides of the table are hopeful of finding a solution without going to a hearing," said Pirates GM Neal Huntington to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch when asked about Ross Ohlendorf's arbitration case. "But both sides are fully prepared to go to a hearing if that's the only way to find a resolution. That's not an ideal ending, and I think both sides are fully aware of the ramifications if we had to go there." Pittsburgh hasn't gone to a hearing with a player since Jack Wilson in 2004. Our Arbitration Tracker shows that Ohlendorf filed for $2.02MM, the team $1.4MM.
  • MLB.com's Corey Brock says we shouldn't expect the Padres to move any starting pitchers in Spring Training this year.
  • The Athletics announced that infielder Steven Tolleson has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A. He was designated for assignment last week when Oakland announced the Brian Fuentes signing.


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11 Comments on "Quick Hits: Duchscherer, Ohlendorf, Tolleson"


Wek
4 years 5 months ago

“Duchscherer has invited every team except the Athletics to a public workout next Tuesday”

That’s got to sting. Did Duchscherer have a really bad time with the A’s?

Pete
4 years 5 months ago

Nope, that means the A’s are about to sign him and he’s just having this session to see if anyone wants to drastically overpay him what the A’s have already offered*.

*Note: There is a great chance I am 100% wrong here.

4 years 5 months ago

He probably just cut ties with them after they decided not to re-sign him. Can’t blame him for having some pride.

alxn
4 years 5 months ago

I wonder where his pride was when the A’s were paying his checks while he was sitting on the DL

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

Duke has been holding out for a starting job all winter (and he was also hoping for an offer from a team located near where his son lives), and the A’s didn’t want to guarantee him that, so they went with Harden and McCarthy since they didn’t require any promises.

I still wouldn’t be shocked if he wound up re-signing, in the end. But if he does it will only be because no other team promised him a spot in their rotation.

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

I am still hoping the Yankees sign him. I think he would be a great #5 SPer.

baycommuter
4 years 5 months ago

For two months. He’ll break your heart when he gets hurt.

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

I do not disagree, but he is a more viable option then Mitre or Colon. I am hoping by the all star break that one of the young arms has developed enough to bring up if the Yankees are in contention. Big IF….

diabl0312
4 years 5 months ago

I’m with you man! I’ve been hoping for Duchscherer all off season! If healthy, he’s a #2 – #3 in the rotation. It is a big IF of course, but worth the risk this year without a doubt!

pirateswillwinin2013
4 years 5 months ago

Damn Neal how cheap can you be??? you offered Ohlendorf 1.4 Mil and he wants 2Mil? and your going to go to a hearing over that??? so damn cheap

Todd Smith
4 years 5 months ago

Who won the AL East last year?