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Twins trade Zach Duke to Mariners

July 30, 2018

The Twins have traded lefthanded reliever Zach Duke to the Seattle Mariners for minor leaguers Chase De Jong and Ryan Costello.

De Jong is a righthanded pitcher and Costello an infielder.

The non-waiver major league trade deadline is Tuesday. The Twins made the announcement before Mondays game against Cleveland at Target Field.

Duke, signed as a free agent before this season, has been in 45 games and is 3-4 with a 3.62 ERA in 37.1 innings.

To replace him on the roster, reliever Addison Reed was activated after a rehab assignment in Class AAA Rochester.

De Jong, 24, pitched in seven games for the Mariners last season. He has started 21 games this season for Class AA Arkansas, going 5-5 with a 3.80 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 120.2 innings. He originally was a second round pick of Toronto in the 2012 draft.

Costello, 22, has a league-leading 16 home runs and 70 RBI this season for Clinton of the Class A Midwest League. He was the Mariners 31st round choice in 2017 out of Central Connecticut.

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