SARASOTA, Fla. - Justin Duchscherer says he threw from 90 feet today without any discomfort in his hip. He’s taking medication to reduce the inflammation.
Duchscherer won’t make Wednesday’s start in Clearwater, but at least he sounded encouraged.
“We’ll treat it symptomatically,” he said. “Hopefully, it’s just inflammation.”
Duchscherer will be re-evaluated tomorrow. He was told yesterday to rest for 48 hours.
I’ll pass along the adjusted rotation for the first week of exhibition games later this morning.
Instant update: Instead of pitching in relief tomorrow in Bradenton, Chris Tillman will start Wednesday’s game against the Phillies in Clearwater. Ryan Drese will take Tillman’s relief spot tomorrow against the Pirates, following starter Brad Bergesen to the mound.