Duke was released by the Reds on Saturday. Duke found no takers on the waiver wire after being designated for assignment Monday. He'll likely be looking for a minor-league deal after recording a 5.01 ERA and an 18:18 K:BB in 23.1 innings of work for the Reds.
Duke was designated for assignment by the Reds on Monday. Duke had a brief stint on the injured list in late May but still had significant issues allowing baserunners since being activated with a 9:7 K:BB and 1.57 WHIP over 7.2 innings. The veteran left-hander finishes his 30-game tenure in Cincinnati with a 5.01 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 18:18 K:BB.
Duke (calf) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday. Duke wound up requiring just a minimum-length stay on the injured list. His 6.32 season ERA is quite poor, though he's allowed just a single run in his last eight appearances.
Duke (calf) is expected to return from the 10-day injured list ahead of Friday's series opener against the Nationals, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. It sounds like Duke will skip a minor-league rehab assignment and rejoin the Reds when first eligible Friday. Prior to landing on the shelf with a right calf strain, the veteran southpaw struggled to a 6.32 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and 9:11 K:BB in 15.2 innings.
Duke landed on the injured list Monday with a right calf strain. Duke had been pitching well lately, allowing just a single run in his last eight appearances. It's not yet clear how much time he's expected to miss. Utility man Josh VanMeter was called up in a corresponding move.