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ZACH DUKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Zach Duke of Earl is a pearl

One of the amazing surprises of the year for me has been the success of Zach Duke. After all, for so many years as a starter in the early part of this millennium, Duke came to symbolize everything that was wrong with the (then) perennial losing Pittsburgh Pirates. After a successful rookie season, he quickly sank into a slot of one of the worst starting pitchers in baseball. And...
Via The Flagrant Fan
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke alters pitching style to become bullpen royalty

MILWAUKEE -- There was a period of time not too long ago in which baseball had forgotten about Zach Duke. He was on the brink of his career ending and had to figure something out in order to keep pitching. "I figured out I needed to do something different to get a chance to be in the big leagues again," Duke said. "I really was going to try anything." Duke has...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lefty reliever Duke doing everything to win a job

PHOENIX -- It doesn't take much for the career of a pitcher to be derailed. A couple of injuries mixed with some struggles and a former All-Star could be competing to stay in baseball just a few years later. Such is the case of Zach Duke. Almost five years removed from making the National League All-Star team in 2009, Duke is a non-roster invitee in Brewers camp trying to earn...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Sign Zach Duke

The Brewers have agreed to a minor league deal with lefty Zach Duke, reports MLB.com's Adam McCalvy (via Twitter). The deal includes a Spring Training invitation. Duke, 30, struggled early last year with the Nationals, posting a 8.71 ERA in his first 20 2/3 innings. But the southpaw turned things around upon joining the Reds, allowing less than an earned run per nine during...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers sign LHP Duke to minor-league deal

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed veteran left-hander Zach Duke to a minor-league contract with an invitation to big league spring training. Duke spent 2013 with Washington and Cincinnati, appearing in 25 games out of the bullpen and making one start. The 30-year-old posted a 6.03 ERA last season, but allowed just one run in 8 2/3 innings of relief after joining the Reds on Aug....
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds recall LHP Zach Duke from Triple-A Louisville

The Cincinnati Reds recalled Zach Duke from Triple-A Louisville to add a left-hander to their bullpen. Right-hander Nick Christiani was optioned to Louisville to make room for Duke, who was signed to a minor league contract by the Reds after being released in June by the Washington Nationals. In another move, the Reds designated right-handed pitcher Justin Freeman for assignment...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Signing Zach Duke for bullpen insurance

Zach Duke pitching for the Washington Nationals.The Cincinnati Reds signed former Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher Zach Duke today. Duke is expected to join the AAA Louisville Bats. As far as the signing goes, I think the key part about it is that Duke is left handed. Currently, the only left-handed relievers in the Reds’ bullpen are Manny Parra and Aroldis Chapman. Chapman is the closer...
Via Red Hot Mama
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 Player-By-Player Wrap Up: Zach Duke

Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez until Spring Training. Enjoy. (photo courtesy: Cheryl Nichols, DistrictSportsPage) It doesn't feel like it now, but Zach...
Via The Nats Blog
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

LHP Zach Duke agrees to 1-year deal with Nationals

Left-hander Zach Duke has agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Washington Nationals. The NL East champions announced the deal with the free agent on Monday. The 29-year-old Duke joined the Nationals as a minor league free agent in March, spending most of last season at Triple-A Syracuse. He was 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA in 13 2-3 innings over eight appearances as a reliever...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke and Cust were worth a look for Astros

The Astros released outfielder Jack Cust and pitcher Zach Duke early Tuesday. It should have come as no surprise. Neither had performed at all as expected during the spring. Since both had to win spots on the roster with nothing guaranteed, their failures spelled their doom. Cust and Duke had once been promising players. Playing ten years mostly in the American League, Cust'...
Via Fox Sports Houston
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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