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Zach Duke | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Zach Duke holds a 1.57 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 39/5 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings this season.
The minor league contract the Brewers gave Duke in January has paid big dividends, as the southpaw has been dominant after lowering his arm slot. Between Duke and Will Smith, the Brewers' two primary lefty relievers hold a 1.27 ERA while striking out 84 over 63 2/3 innings. "I put in a lot of quality work in the off-season tweaking some things here and there, getting my delivery cleaned up, getting my release point more consistent," Duke said. "Then, of course, adding in another look with the sidearm stuff. I feel like the hitters never really know what to look for." Jun 22 - 9:45 AM

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Brewers selected the contract of LHP Zach Duke from Triple-A Nashville.

The 30-year-old southpaw secured a spot in the Brewers bullpen by posting a 3.38 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 11/4 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings this spring. His ability to work multiple innings will have use in a middle relief role.
Mar 29 - 8:46 AM

Zach Duke has been told that he will make the Opening Day roster.

Duke, a non-roster invitee, earned a roster spot by posting a 4.00 ERA and 10/3 K/BB ratio over nine innings this spring. The veteran southpaw will pitch in middle relief.
Mar 25 - 11:56 AM

Zach Duke got the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 7-2 win against the Athletics.

Duke allowed three hits and a walk, but escaped unharmed. The lefty had a rough 2013 but is looking to claim a spot in the Brewers' bullpen.
Mar 5 - 6:40 PM

Brewers signed LHP Zach Duke to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Duke posted an ugly 6.03 ERA in 31 1/3 innings (mostly relief) last season between the Nationals and Reds. He will be looking to claim a bullpen job in Milwaukee.
Jan 15 - 4:45 PM

Reds purchased the contract of LHP Zach Duke from Triple-A Louisville.

Duke was signed by the Reds in mid-June after he was released by the Nationals. The 30-year-old southpaw excelled in a relief role with Triple-A Louisville, posting a 1.30 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 34/5 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 06:56:00 PM

Reds signed LHP Zach Duke to a minor league contract, assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.

Duke was released by the Nationals earlier this week after putting up an 8.71 ERA in 20 2/3 innings. The Reds might stretch him out for starting depth at Triple-A.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 08:46:00 AM

Nationals released LHP Zach Duke.

Duke was designated for assignment by the Nats last Tuesday after posting a hideous 8.71 ERA in 20 2/3 innings. The 30-year-old lefty will seek a new team.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 02:47:00 PM

Nationals designated LHP Zach Duke for assignment.

Duke posted a brutal 8.71 ERA, 1.89 WHIP and 11/8 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings with Washington. The 30-year-old left-hander is doubtful to draw interest on waivers.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Zach Duke was rocked for four runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Giants on Monday.

Duke struck out one and didn't walk a batter. His most impressive feat of the evening was logging one of the three hits off Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong. Duke, making his first start of the season as a fill-in for Ross Detwiler (lower back), didn't acquit himself well. Though he kept the ball in the strike zone and only allowed one extra-base hit, San Francisco was fooled by none of the offered slop. Duke will presumably now return to the bullpen, though his 8.84 ERA and 1.80 WHIP may not be long for Washington's roster.
Tue, May 21, 2013 01:31:00 AM

Zach Duke will start for the Nationals on Monday against the Giants.

Duke has been pitching out of the bullpen all year but the Nats need a fill-in for Ross Detwiler, who has a lower back injury. Duke is not a good fantasy option.
Sat, May 18, 2013 05:29:00 PM

Nationals re-signed LHP Zach Duke to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Duke posted a 1.32 ERA in 13 2/3 innings for the Nationals this summer after joining the big-league roster as a September call-up. He will presumably compete for a spot in the Washington bullpen at spring training.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 03:09:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of LHP Zach Duke from Triple-A Syracuse.

Duke will serve as long reliever down the stretch for first-place Washington. He posted a 3.51 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 164 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 10:43:00 AM

Nationals signed LHP Zach Duke to a minor league contract.

Duke was released by the Astros this week after allowing 10 runs over 3 1/3 innings this spring. The 28-year-old left-hander will likely open the season in the Triple-A Syracuse rotation.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 03:22:00 PM

Astros released LHP Zach Duke.

Duke allowed 10 runs in 3 1/3 innings to the Braves on Sunday, ending any chance he had of cracking the Astros' 25-man roster. He'll try to latch on with another team.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 08:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Lyle Overbay
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
SS1Jean Segura
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Logan Schafer
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Wily Peralta
5Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jim Henderson
3Tyler Thornburg
4Will Smith
5Zach Duke
6Brandon Kintzler
7Jeremy Jeffress
8Tom Gorzelanny
9Wei-Chung Wang
10Marco Estrada