Duchscherer, A's agree to one-year contract

Updated: January 10, 2008, 11:01 AM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Reliever Justin Duchscherer avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $1.2 million, one-year deal Wednesday with the Oakland Athletics.

The right-hander missed most of last season with a strained right hip but was an All-Star in 2005, going 7-4 with a 2.21 ERA in 65 games.

Duchscherer was one of four arbitration-eligible players on the Oakland roster, along with starters Joe Blanton and Chad Gaudin and reliever Huston Street.

Duchscherer appeared in 17 games ...

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