Justin Duchscherer (elbow) didn't last an inning of a minor league game Thursday and is "virtually certain" to open the regular season on the disabled list, according to MLB.com
"My arm still isn't right," Duchscherer said Thursday. "I was fine warming up, but as soon as I started throwing at game speed, I knew I wasn't going to last long. It got worse on every pitch. I walked a guy and gave up two singles and a homer and just said, 'I can't pitch like this.'" His Opening Day assignment should fall to either Dallas Braden, Dana Eveland or Sean Gallagher.
I went out and picked up Cahill in just about every one of my leagues, dropping potential short term saves guys like Chad Cordero and Carlos Villanueva, or whoever my worst SP was, in the process. Hopefully he's the guy.