Justin Duchscherer scratched from throwing today; rain interrupts start of A’s first workout

Spring training = sunshine, correct? Not the case so far at A’s camp. No sooner had pitchers and catchers taken the field at Phoenix Municipal Stadium this morning that it started raining. The team headed back indoors for about 15 minutes, and now they’re back stretching again. … The sun has made just a brief cameo in the two full days I’ve been here. It wants to come out …. I can feel it.

Lots of pitchers will get on the mound today, but Justin Duchscherer won’t be one of them. He was scheduled to go, but the lower back pain he’s experiencing likely will push him back a few days. No clear read yet on how much concern this should cause …

Joe Stiglich