Duchscherer's bullpen goes 'very well'

Duchscherer's bullpen goes 'very well'

ARLINGTON -- Justin Duchscherer came out of a 35-pitch bullpen session on Thursday feeling "very good," the right-hander confirmed shortly after his stint.

Duchscherer, who has been on the disabled list with left hip inflammation, said the session felt "even better" than the successful and more rigorous bullpen outing he endured Monday.

Thus, the club will wait to see how Duchscherer's body responds to the bullpen Friday to determine if he can make his scheduled start in Anaheim on Saturday.

"I'll be ready to go," the right-hander said.

The 31-year-old Duchscherer was 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in five starts for Oakland before exiting his April 29 outing against the Blue Jays after just 3 1/3 innings due to the hip injury.