Pirates trade LHP Duke to Diamondbacks

BY foxsports • November 24, 2010

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded left-hander Zach Duke to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named.

After designating Duke for assignment on Friday, the Pirates had 10 days to trade or release him.

Duke was 8-15 with a 5.72 ERA in 29 starts last season.

He's allowed 443 hits over the last two seasons, the sixth-most hits in the majors over that time.

Duke's 37-68 with a 4.80 ERA since debuting with an 8-2 record and 1.81 ERA in 2005.

The Pirates chose not to bring back Duke, who was eligible for arbitration, partly because they projected he might be awarded as much as $6 million.

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