Pirates trade LHP Duke to Diamondbacks
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.