Duchscherer Stays Another Year In Oakland

Justin Duchscherer and the Oakland Athletics agreed to a $1,187,500 contract on Monday, keeping the righty in the bullpen for at least another season.

In May and June of 2006, he missed 42 games while on the DL with tendinitis in his right elbow, finishing 2-1 with a 2.91 ERA and a career-high nine saves in 53 appearances. He issued only nine walks in 55.2 innings, the third-lowest in the AL while making $344,500.

Duchscherer's best season came in 2005 when he went to the All-Star game and finished 7-4 with a 2.21 ERA and five saves in 65 games.