Zach Duke


2014 record: 73-89, 4th place in AL Central

Manager: Robin Ventura, 4th season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $117 million


Just a year-and-a-half after being DFA'd by the Nationals with an 8.71 ERA, reliever Zach Duke has cashed in on one of the more surprising career turnarounds you will see.


WASHINGTON (AP) Left-hander Zach Duke has agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Washington Nationals.

The NL East champions announced the deal with the free agent on Monday.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nationals have re-signed left-hander Zach Duke to a one-year, major-league contract, addressing one of their needs for an affordable long reliever.