8.21: Justin Duschscherer
Comcast SportsNet's Brodie Brazil brings us up to speed on the Justin Duschscherer situation with reactions from Durchscherer's agent, Damon Lapa, and A's Assistant General Manager David Forst.
Not good for Justin Duchscherer clinical depression affects nineteen million Americans. And today's found out that this negatively impacted one of their own. Recently Justin Duchscherer was diagnosed with this clinical depression and through his agent demon laugher today on the telephone Damon told us that. Although this is not good news for Johnson that it is very treatable is talking about the clinical depression and it just has decided to give this matter. His full attention. It something that he'd been trying to fight through some time. And obviously been able to -- is rehab start in the minor league but ultimately you reached a place where. He felt you know necessary beyond the game of baseball. In that you like essentially focus on making it happy healthy person that he be able to continue his career for many years ago. Now the way this story broke today most today's players didn't actually even know about this over some days management. Including -- assistant general manager David force he says he's known about it for quite some time -- wouldn't speculate or tell us exactly how long that's been. Nonetheless he said all everybody needs organization is very sympathetic and although Duchscherer was set to be if creation at the end of this season. Everybody here in Oakland is gonna do whatever they can to help do. Just as a free agent after the season so. As far as he's concerned are our only concern right now is getting him healthy and and he. Obviously has -- all the resources available that we can provide and we've been. We've been trying to help and we'll continue to. You know even beyond this season. You guys must be very sympathetic obviously because it sounds like something that's very personal that he's had it. Come out with -- something -- you know we've been aware -- now for some time and and with someone like that has been an organization for a long time the personal stuff is is really what matters and and you do just want to listen to -- well. We're not exactly sure if this clinical depression had come up earlier sometime in just his career or recently as he battled through this latest. Elbow injury but certainly a very tough thing for him to come through now over comments he tries to continue his baseball career whether it is eventually ends up here in Oakland. Or somewhere else but not a very sad story I gotta say personally I've talked to Justin. Plenty of times over the last couple years and really really nice guy you hate to see something like this happen to anybody let alone a baseball player.