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Orioles release Duchscherer, claim Reyes

Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:07 pm
 
By Evan Brunell

DuchschererThe Orioles released right-handed starter Justin Duchscherer on Monday, the Orioles' website reports, while Jo-Jo Reyes has been claimed off waivers from Toronto, MLB Trade Rumors adds.

Signed as a free agent, Duchscherer didn't throw one pitch for Baltimore after struggling in spring training with a left hip strain that developed into requiring back surgery. It's the fifth straight year "The Duke" has required surgery and the third that has kept the righty out for a significant period of time.

Baltimore signed Duchscherer along with Derrek Lee and Vladimir Guerrero in hopes the trio could push Baltimore into relevancy, but all three have suffered poor seasons and/or injuries, and Baltimore is in last place in the AL East, 23 games behind Boston.

The release is curious, given Duchscherer was on the 60-day disabled list and was not occupying a 40-man spot. Still, he was a lost cause for the rest of the season, so his release doesn't affect much.

Reyes is a flier, and not much else. Despite Toronto being fans of his talent, the lefty just couldn't put it together, posting a 5.40 ERA in 20 starts, striking out 64 and walking 35 in 110 innings. He was also smoked for 14 home runs, giving him 47 home-runs allowed in 304 career innings. It's a no-lose proposition for the O's to take a chance on Reyes for the rest of the season, but don't expect much.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:46 pm
 

Orioles release Duchscherer, claim Reyes

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Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Orioles release Duchscherer, claim Reyes

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Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Orioles release Duchscherer, claim Reyes

I feel bad for Showalter!



Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Orioles release Duchscherer, claim Reyes

Your an idiot!



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Orioles release Duchscherer, claim Reyes

The one time A's phenom before the All Star break will sign with Boston. Haven't you heard? The Red Sox are starting a collection of oft-injured pitchers. Some people collect stamps. While some collect expensive sports cars. The Red Sox collect pitchers with a high propensity for getting hurt!



Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Orioles release Duchscherer, claim Reyes

Bring back Earl Weaver!



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Orioles release Duchscherer, claim Reyes

I know O's are desperate for pitching ... but c'mon, get serious.

Orioles Front Office 2004
Let's take a flier on a lefty ... they don't grow on trees you know
Bruce Chen, 15-18, 4.61 ERA

Orioles Front Office 2011
Let's take a flier on a lefty ... they don't grow on trees you know
Jo-Jo Reyes, ???

Can anybody out there pitch ???

Matt Riley, John Parrish, Garrett Olson, Eric DuBose, Daniel Cabrera, Kurt Ainsworth, Hayden Penn, Adam Loewen, Brian Burres, Rocky Cherry, Radhames Liz, Chris Waters, Brian Bass ... and the list goes on and on and on and on



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Orioles release Duchscherer, claim Reyes

I'm shocked every time that Reyes gets another chance. His pitches are sub-par, his delivery is average, and his control is manageable at best. He really should just be pitching in the minors at this point. Couldn't make it with the Braves and couldn't make it with the Jays either. The Orioles won't be any different.


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