July 31, 2014

Brewers sign free agent pitcher

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free agent left-handed pitcher Zach Duke to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Duke was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 20th round of the 2001 amateur draft.  He spent six years in Pittsburgh and also had stints with Arizona, Washington and Cincinnati.

Duke is 50-76 with a 4.57 era in his nine-year career.