The Pirates and Duchscherer have a mutual interest.
Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Justin Duchscherer have mutual interest. The Pirates have expressed interest in Duchscherer in each of the last two seasons, although Kovacevic mentions that the interest is stronger this year.
Duchscherer is a big injury risk, missing the entire 2009 season, and only making five starts in 2010. When healthy, he's an excellent starting option, with a 2.60 ERA in 169.2 innings as a starter between 2008 and 2010, including a 2.89 ERA in his five starts last year. Duchscherer made all of his starts in the month of April, was placed on the disabled list on April 30th, and moved to the 60-day DL in June.
His injury history is mostly hip related. He was on the 60-day DL in 200...
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