ZACH DUKE RUMORS & GOSSIP
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...
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...
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...
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
Left handed pitcher Zach Duke agreed to a Major League deal with the Washington Nationals according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times.
Duke, 29, went 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA, 2.51 FIP, 6.6 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 and 0.0 HR/9 in 13.2 innings for the Nationals in 2012.
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For a team like the Washington Nationals that entered camp with seven players who had a legitimate shot at making the team's rotation, it might seem odd to end camp by signing a 28-year-old veteran starting pitcher. That move seems even odder when you consider the Nats' pickup, Zach Duke, was just recently released by the worst team in baseball, the Houston Astros, after...
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'...
The Houston Astros released pitcher Zach Duke and veteran hitter Jack Cust on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Duke was an All-Star left-hander for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009. He appeared in four games this spring, giving up 25 hits including five home runs in 14 1/3 innings. After pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, Duke had signed a minor league contract with Houston...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2012
By Mark Mitchell
Special to FOXSportsHouston.com
Spring training is about renewal and hope, or at least that is what Zach Duke is seeking. Signed to a minor league contract, the former All-Star is looking to regain his prior form and experience another unlikly playoff run.
Spring dreaming? Yes, but it could happen. Really, it has before. True, the Astros finished 40 games out of...
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The Houston Astros have signed left-handed pitcher Zach Duke to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.The 28-year-old posted a record of 3-4 with a 4.93 ERA in 76.2 innings pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season.Duke pitched the first six seasons of his career for the Pittsburgh Pirates, earning All-Star honors in 2009 before being traded to the...