The Chicago White Sox have strengthen their bullpen after reaching an agreement with left-handed pitcher Zach Duke. The deal is worth $15 million over three-years. He will receive $4.5 million next season, $5 million in 2016 and $5.5 million in 2017.
“If you get the right group of guys together that believe and don’t care what people outside the door say, then special things can happen,” Duke said. “I feel like I can impart some knowledge and maybe some wisdom on some of the younger guys and help them realize the ability is there because there are quality young players within that clubhouse.”
White Sox announce deal with Zach Duke: three years, $15 million. It’s good to be an effective left-handed reliever.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 18, 2014
The 31-year-old conclude the 2014 season with a 5-1 record with a 2.45 ERA in 74 appearances. He has been in the league for 10-years and seems to be the veteran reliever that the White Sox are looking for.