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Duchscherer to miss rest of season

Updated: August 22, 2009, 1:28 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Oakland Athletics pitcher Justin Duchscherer has been diagnosed with clinical depression and will miss the rest of the 2009 season as he undergoes treatment for the condition, his agent said Friday.

Duchscherer had been on the 60-day disabled list with an elbow injury, but the A's have reclassified his DL status to reflect the diagnosis of depression, agent Damon Lapa said. Club officials made the announcement before Friday's game against Detroit.

Lapa said that Duchscherer ...

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