Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:15:50 -0800
The Cincinnati Reds chose not to make qualifying offers to free-agent INF Cesar Izturis and RPs Nick Masset, Manny Parra and Zach Duke.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:07:00 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds have recalled RP Zach Duke from Triple-A Louisville. In a corresponding move, P Nick Christiani was optioned to Louisville.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 12:52:50 -0700
The Washington Nationals called up 3B Anthony Rendon from Triple-A Syracuse and P Ian Krol from Double-A Harrisburg Tuesday, June 4, and designated RPs Henry Rodriguez and Zach Duke for assignment in corresponding moves.
Fantasy Tip: Rendon was moved to second base at Syracuse with Danny Espinosa (wrist) ailing. It's not official yet, but it looks as though Espinosa will head to the disabled list. Rendon, although he's not starting tonight, should see plenty of playing time alongside Steve Lombardozzi at the keystone. Rendon should hit better than he did in his first call-up, especially now that he'll have frequent playing time over a longer period of time. Scoop him up wherever he's available.
Sun, 26 May 2013 18:08:24 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson indicated Sunday, May 26, that P Zach Duke could be an option to start Tuesday, May 28, against the Baltimore Orioles in place of the injured SP Ross Detwiler (oblique).
Fri, 24 May 2013 13:37:07 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (oblique) played catch Thursday, May 23, and will throw a bullpen session Saturday, May 25. He's on track to return to the rotation Tuesday, May 28, against the Baltimore Orioles.
Fantasy Tip: Zach Duke will be ousted from the rotation to make room for the return of Detwiler. Get Detwiler back into your lineups next week.
Sat, 18 May 2013 14:38:55 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Zach Duke will start the team's game Monday, May 20, in place of injured SP Ross Detwiler (back).
Thu, 16 May 2013 18:21:31 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Zach Duke and RP Craig Stammen could be candidates to start Monday, May 20, if SP Ross Detwiler (back) is not able to pitch.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:32:49 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said SP Chris Young could become the team's sixth starter, which would keep SP Zach Duke in the bullpen. Young has an out clause in his minor league deal, and he's expected to throw a few bullpen sessions before heading to Triple-A Syracuse.
Fantasy Tip: Keep Young on your radar in deep NL-only leagues if the Nationals suffer an injury in their rotation.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:24:25 -0800
The Washington Nationals have been impressed with RP Fernando Abad so far in camp. "I was really impressed with the way he threw the other day," manager Davey Johnson said. "The way he attacked the hitters (Wednesday), he threw a couple good curveballs. That was great. (Pitching coach Steve McCatty) wanted him to throw another inning. I said, 'No. I want to see that again the day after tomorrow.'" The Nats have only one other left-hander penciled into their bullpen (RP Zach Duke). Abad said his poor 2012 season was attributed to arm fatigue, and he built his endurance by running long distances in the offseason. Also, his arm slot was too far from his body a year ago, which led to him flying open when he threw. He worked this winter to stay closed and hold his arms higher, and the results so far this spring are encouraging - no hits, two strikeouts and two walks.
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 10:25:46 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Zach Duke will pitch against the Miami Marlins Sunday, Feb. 24, before leaving camp for several days to attend his grandfather's funeral.