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Another setback for O's Duchscherer

Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:28 am
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Justin Duchscherer The Orioles have shut down pitcher Justin Duchscherer once again, Roch Kubatko of reports .

"I'm not sure where we are right now," Orioles GM Andy McPhail said. "I think we're 24 hours from knowing the severity."

Duchscherer went to a chiropractor on Wednesday after complaining of back soreness. Duchscherer has suffered a litany of injuries since 2007, when an injured right hip ended his season. In 2008 he spent time on the DL for an inflamed bicep and missed the 2009 season altogether with shoulder and back injuries, as well as depression. He missed most of last season with a left hip injury. He's made just five starts.

Duchscherer's  hip is apparently fine, but he's now dealing with another setback with his back. He's already on the disabled list with a left hip strain.

"Up until now, it's been going very well," McPhail said. "All reports at that time were good."

Duchscherer threw two innings in a simulated game against minor league hitters on Tuesday and the Orioles were hoping for a late-April return.

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