Arizona agrees to 1-year deal with Zach Duke

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year contract with left-hander Zach Duke.

The 27-year-old Duke, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates last month for a player to be named, went 8-15 with a 5.72 ERA in 29 starts last season. He has allowed 443 hits over the last two seasons, sixth-most in the majors.

Arizona also tendered contracts for next season to four arbitration-eligible players: shortstop Stephen Drew, second baseman Kelly Johnson, catcher Miguel Montero and pitcher Joe Saunders.

The Diamondbacks did not offer contracts to outfielder Ryan Church, utilityman Augie Ojeda and pitchers Blaine Boyer and D.J. Carrasco, making them free agents.

Arizona announced the moves on Thursday.