Twins sign LHP Duke to 1-year deal

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:15 AM The Minnesota Twins signed veteran left-handed reliever Zach Duke to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Duke, 34, went 1-1 with a 3.93 ERA in 27 appearances for the St. Louis Cardinals last season after returning midway through the campaign from Tommy John surgery.

The former 2009 All-Star with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be playing for his eighth different team -- and his seventh in the past eight seasons.

He is 61-85 with a 4.54 ERA in 468 appearances (169 starts) with the Pirates (2005-10), Arizona Diamondbacks (2011), Washington Nationals (2012-13), Cincinnati Reds (2013), Milwaukee Brewers (2014), Chicago White Sox (2015-16) and St. Louis Cardinals (2016-17).

After making 159 starts and one relief appearances for the Pirates, Duke has settled in as a reliever with his last start coming in 2013.

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