Duchscherer's frustration level: "a 10 out of 10"
Orioles pitcher Justin Duchscherer, who was shut down with recurring hip soreness, acknowledges that his latest discomfort in his surgically repaired left hip is concerning.
"Anytime my hip doesn't feel 100 percent, I'm concerned because I've been through this three times before," he said. "Like I said, we're going to be cautious and make sure we don't push it too far too quick because I know the result of that."
Asked how frustrated he is, Duchscherer said: "Ten out of 10. I hope I wasn't rude yesterday. I just wasn't in the mood to talk about it. It's been a long road. It's certainly difficult."
Duchscherer has had three surgeries on his hip, two on the right side and one on the left. He had an operation on his left hip June 7.
"I know what it's supposed to feel like, and I know the last couple days it hasn't felt as good as it was feeling, so when something like that happens, obviously my first move is to go in there and say: 'Hey, something's not right. Let's see what we can do to keep it from getting worse.' That's kind of where we're at," Duchscherer said.
He'll try and play catch today, but his start Wednesday is in jeopardy.
"I haven't even talked about it," he said.
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