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Duchscherer won’t pitch Tuesday; Tomko gets call

Just a quick postgame update … Justin Duchscherer won’t be coming off the DL to pitch Tuesday, A’s manager Bob Geren informed the media after today’s 3-2 walkoff victory over the White Sox. Recently signed veteran Brett Tomko will be called up from Triple-A Sacramento and will pitch tomorrow night’s series opener against the Yankees. Vin Mazzaro gets pushed back to Tuesday to give him an extra day of rest.

Why isn’t Duchscherer being activated? “It’s not baseball-related. I can’t comment further than that,” assistant GM David Forst said.

The “non-baseball” reason also was given when Duchscherer was scratched from a start with Sacramento on July 31. He came back to make two rehab appearances after that. That’s all we know for now …

Joe Stiglich