The Braves are looking to unload Kawakami, who is due $6.667 million in 2011, the last year of his three-year deal with Atlanta. Kawakami went 1-10 with a 5.15 ERA, in 18 games and 16 starts. He was twice sent to the minors last season and was removed from the team's 40-man roster. The Braves would likely pay a good portion of Kawakami's salary and may just want to dump him.
Duchscherer, 33, appeared in just five games last season with the A's with a hip injury and missed all of 2009 with back and shoulder injuries. He was an All-Star in 2008, going 10-8 with a 2.54 ERA in Oakland.
According to the Post-Gazette report, Duchscherer is expected to be ready for spring training.
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