Zach Duke Fantasy Baseball News, Notes, Rumors and Statistics Fantasy Baseball | Draft Guide | Team News
The latest Zach Duke MLB and fantasy baseball news
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.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:29:27 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Bill Bray, signed to a minor-league deal in the offseason, is a candidate to fill the second left-handed job out of the bullpen for manager Davey Johnson, who has said he would prefer two lefties in the bullpen for Opening Day. RP Zach Duke is the team's left-handed long reliever.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:47:00 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Zach Duke will be stretched out as a starter in spring training as insurance for the No. 5 starter, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. If he's not needed as a starter, Duke will be moved back to relief.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:15:59 -0800
The Washington Nationals re-signed SP Zach Duke to a minor league deal Monday, Dec. 3, according to a baseball source.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:36:55 -0700
The Washington Nationals have yet to name a starter for their game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 23, but manager Davey Johnson said it'll likely be between SPs Craig Stammen and Chien-Ming Wang. SP Zach Duke is not an option because Johnson wants to roll with a right-handed pitcher against the Brewers. SPs Yunesky Maya and Ryan Perry are not options because the team is ruling out calling up an arm from the minors.
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 07:10:58 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled P Christian Garcia and P Zach Duke from Triple-A Syracuse and transferred RP Henry Rodriguez (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list.