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Duchscherer's cortisone shot postponed

Duchscherer's cortisone shot postponed

OAKLAND -- A's right-hander Justin Duchscherer's scheduled cortisone procedure was postponed a day, manager Bob Geren announced Tuesday.

"They'll attempt to do it tomorrow," the A's skipper said.

The right-handed Duchscherer, scratched from his Tuesday start due to left hip inflammation that surfaced in his most recent outing, declined to talk to media about the situation.

On Monday, Duchscherer visited Nashville-based physician Dr. Thomas Byrd, who discovered the inflammation in the pitcher's hip. All things considered, that's slightly good news for Duchscherer, who admitted that the pain "feels identical" to what experienced in his surgically repaired right hip.

The Oakland starter left Thursday's game in Toronto in the fourth inning and, if all goes well, will likely resume throwing a few days following the cortisone shot.

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